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HS2 needs to be an exemplar

15 March 2013
Campaign for Better Transport has commented on the results of judicial reviews of High Speed 2, issued today by the High Court.

Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport, said

"We need the passenger and freight capacity from HS2 to support the renaissance in our railways and cut congestion on the roads. But consultation and assessment have to be done properly. Government must ensure HS2 is an exemplar scheme in every regard."

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Notes to Editors

1. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).

2. On 14 March, the Office of the Rail Regulator issued quarterly rail use statistics showing passenger numbers and revenues at an historic high.