HS2 has key role to play in integrating the national economy more closely with London’s and enabling the global gateway the capital presents to be widened throughout the country. The latest report from our Voices series brings together a range of opinions from politics, business and industry – all advocating for the huge benefits high speed rail has
and will bring to London and the South East, along with the UK more widely.

The HS2 project will form an important part of the economic programme ahead and brings into focus the crucial multiplier effects that major infrastructure brings. In the current economic context the report also focuses on the contribution that high speed rail plays in building resilience within the transport system as well as it’s key role in the green recovery.

The collection includes contributions from Jasmine Whitbread (Chief Executive, London
First), Dyan Crowther (Chief Executive, HS1), Damian Green (Member of Parliament for
Ashford), Deirdre Wells OBE (Chief Executive, Visit Kent), Liz Peace CBE (Chair, Old Oak
and Park Royal Development Corporation), Steve Higham (Managing Director UK & Ireland
Engineering, SYSTRA UK), Cllr Heather Johnson (Chair, Camden Council Planning
Committee) and Kat Hanna (Masterplan Strategist, Lendlease).

You can read the report here: High Speed Rail – London & South East Voices