Spatial effects High Speed Rail

Studio collective contributed to the delivery the High-Speed Rail (HSR) research commissioned by the Independent Transport Commission.

The aim of the research is to clarify the geographical and spatial effects of HSR. In addition providing guidance to ensure that the network will offer maximum benefits for UK cities and regions.

A programme of workshops, expert panels and field trips contributed to establish an understanding of the spatial effects of HSR. The intention was to to increase the long-term capacity of the UK’s transport infrastructure and act as a catalyst for regional economic regeneration.

Collective took a leading role in the delivery of the Spatial effects High Speed Rail report. The publication captures the process of visits and workshops and communicates the insights and experience within Europe. For instance the study includes insights from policy makers, rail providers, investors, entrepreneurs, civic society, academia, passengers and citizens will be brought together.

The research contributed to a positive change of perceptions and reinforced commitment to acknowledge the opportunities that HSR offers. The most important question today is. How can HS2 proactively contribute to achieving the long-term aspirations for cities and regions connected to the network?