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High Speed Rail: Investing in Britain's Future

The Secretary of State for Transport announced on 10 January 2012 that a new national high speed rail network will go ahead, shortening journey times between the UK's major cities, boosting the economy, creating thousands of jobs and improving capacity across the rail network.

This decision was taken after careful consideration of the analysis of the public consultation. You can read the full reports and documents on the Department for Transport website.

The national consultation on the new UK high speed rail network ran from 28 February 2011 to 29 July 2011. Responses to this consultation were analysed by an independent company, Dialogue by Design, who produced a report summarising responses.

An Addendum report and an Addendum 2 report have also been published. The reasons for these reports are set out in a statement from the Secretary of State which was published on 17 July 2012 and a statement from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State which was published on 18 September 2012.

This website allows universal access to view the organisation responses listed in Appendix 2 of the Consultation Summary Report, the Appendices of the Addendum reports and the response forms from members of the public and local/regional businesses that were not marked as 'confidential'. Names have been redacted from the individual responses and are listed by a Respondent ID number. You may view the responses to the consultation here.

This website is hosted by Dialogue by Design on behalf of HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport. By using this website you agree to the Terms and Conditions.

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