Consultancy Davis Langdon has been appointed to produce the cost and risk model for the High Speed Two rail project.
The company was selected by HS2 Ltd to help support the economic case for the controversial line that will link London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
Davis Langdon head of rail Lindsay Noble said: “The development of a high speed rail network is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve the way we travel and do business. In addition to the reduced travel times, the line will increase network capacity, enhance integration of new and existing transport links across the country and provide significant opportunities for business development across all sectors.”
HS2 chief executive Alison Munro said: “We’re very pleased to have engaged Lindsay Noble and his team to produce the economic case cost and risk model, as they have a strong track record in this sector.”
The proposed Y network and the high speed rail line from London to the West Midlands are currently under public consultation which is due to end on 29 July.
The appointment was secured in part by drawing on AECOM’s combined global high-speed rail experience, which will see Davis Langdon working closely with experts from AECOM as well as INOCSA, AECOM’s Madrid-based transportation high speed centre of excellence.