Fast Track Scotland - Making the Case for High Speed Rail Connections with Scotland


1 High Speed Two Limited (HS2 Ltd) is the company set up by the Government to consider the case for a new high speed rail network in the UK. It is charged with developing recommended routes between London and the West Midlands, and onwards to Manchester and Leeds.

2 HS2 Ltd (2011a)

3 Department for Transport (2010a)

4 Network Rail (2010)

5 Network Rail (2009)

6 Greengauge 21 (2009a)

7 Greengauge 21 (2006)

8 UK Government (2011)

9 The 'S' shape would connect Leeds via Manchester and Birmingham; the 'Y' shape would serve Leeds and Manchester independently, with lines splitting at Birmingham.

10 Department for Transport (2010b)

11 Ibid.

12 In evidence to the Transport Select Committee's Inquiry into the Strategic Case for High Speed Rail, 13 September 2011

13 Services between Scotland and London, and other centres within the UK, can run at speeds of up to 200kph/125mph, where permitted, and only across specific sections of track. These services are frequently described as 'Long-Distance High Speed'

14 European Commission -

15 HM Treasury and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) (2010)

16 UK Government (2010)

17 HM Treasury and BIS (2010)

18 HM Treasury and BIS (2011)

19 HM Treasury (2010)

20 Scottish Government (2011)

21 Scottish Government (2006)

22 National Planning Framework 2 (NPF2) was published on June 25 2009. It sets the spatial strategy for Scotland's development to 2030, and designates 14 national developments of strategic importance to Scotland. The Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 requires Scottish Ministers to prepare a national planning framework. It also requires planning authorities to take NPF2 into account in development plans and development management decisions.

23 General Registers of Scotland (2010):

24 Scottish Government (2010a)

25 Glasgow Edinburgh Collaboration Initiative (2011)

26 read-more/publications/geci-economic-linkages-report.html

27 Office for National Statistics (2010)

28 Visit Scotland (2010b)

29 Greengauge (2009b)

30 HS2 Ltd (2011b)

31 Cascetta, E. and Coppola, P. (2011)

32 Forty businesses were surveyed. Among those that undertook the survey and expressed support for high speed rail including Glasgow and Edinburgh were BT, Biggart Baillie, World Club HQ, Gillespie Mcandrew, Jones Lang Lasalle, Oracle, Brodies, First Group and Turcan Connell.

33 Greengauge 21 (2006)

34 FDI Magazine (2008)

35 Ernst & Young (2008)

36 Visit Scotland (2010a)

37 International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) (2010)

38 Steer Davies Gleave (2011)

39 A Route Utilisation Strategy (RUS) takes a strategic look at the rail network and its usage and capability in relation to current and future demand. Where shortfalls in capacity are determined, the RUS will identify options for addressing them. These options may involve timetable changes or investment.

40 Network Rail (2008)

41 Committee on Climate Change (2010)

42 Greengauge (2009a)

43 HS2 Ltd also used a bottom up process to derive the cost estimates using a variety of available data sources.

44 HS2 Ltd (2009)

45 Greengauge (2009b)