HS2 brings clear opportunities for rolling stock manufacturers and the HS2 East region already includes worldwide leaders in the field, like Bombardier and Hitachi, as well as household names working in a range of rail and transport specialisms like Rolls Royce and Toyota. For them and others, HS2 is an essential component in their long-term commercial strategy and puts them on an even firmer footing to compete for business worldwide.
HS2 will also buoy important investment corridors across our region and change the nature of how goods are moved across the country. In HS2 East we are already home to some of the country’s most important logistics hubs and firms will be given an important competitive advantage as HS2 releases capacity for rail freight.
What’s more HS2 will act as a springboard for a whole host of upgrades to the existing classic rail network and will boost regional connectivity and multi-modal transport as a result.