High Speed 2 Railway Line:Written question - 249343

Asked by Keir Starmer
(Holborn and St Pancras)
Asked on: 30 April 2019
Department for Transport
High Speed 2 Railway Line
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many lorry movements would be required to move Euston approaches excavated material by HGV; and what estimate he has made of the cost of moving that material by (a) HGV and (b) rail.
Answered by: Ms Nusrat Ghani
Answered on: 08 May 2019

The volume of lorry movements to move excavated material by HGV is detailed in the HS2 Phase One Environmental Statement and the cost is included within the HS2 budget. The cost of moving material by rail is more expensive than moving material by road because it requires investment in rail infrastructure and the cost of operating and maintaining the freight service. HS2 Ltd and its contractors are committed to identifying options to reduce the impact of lorry movements and where practicable maximise the volume of material transported by rail.

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