Discovering how HS2 will unlock economic development potential

logo (large)Volterra is working with a number of partners to help realise the potential of High Speed 2 outside London. We have previously done research to show that HS2 is as much about capacity as about speed, and as much about jobs as about time saving. We are continuing to develop these ideas with some of the cities along the route to consider how to use the new line to unlock economic development potential and we are also working with HS2 on the evaluation framework. We believe that a different approach to evaluation of such large schemes is needed. Such schemes change the economy and this needs to be integrated into how we make decisions. Our work for Crossrail looked at the benefits of a stronger commuter network, we are now investigating the impact of inter-city linkages.

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