This is a submission from the HSRG to the consultation on Transport for the North’s (TfN) Decarbonisation Strategy. The submission highlights the role of high speed rail and HS2 in decarbonising the transport system including across the TfN area and how HS2 should be harnessed to achieve modal shift – in order to deliver the many benefits it brings including a new railway spine that hugely improves the rail network, enables modal shift from aviation and road to rail and freight to rail, decarbonisation of the transport network, reshaping the economic geography of the country, supporting the government’s growth and levelling up, and freeing up capacity on the existing rail network.

You can read the full submission here: HSRG – TfN decarbonisation consultation response