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ATOC comments on HS2 second phase announcement

Responding to the announcement on HS2, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) said:

“The government’s commitment to high speed rail, along with its sustained investment in the existing network, is key to ensuring that the UK has a modern, green transport system fit for the 21st century.

“After decades of decline, the railways are booming with passengers enjoying near record levels of satisfaction and making more journeys now than at any time since the 1920s, helping to connect towns and cities and underpin Britain’s economy.

“High speed rail will not only create scores of new, faster services but also free up capacity on the existing network, allowing the railways to respond to the growing demand for train travel across the country.”

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