Below are some answers to frequently asked questions about this research study. If your question is not answered here, you can send us a message via the form on our contact page.

What are the high-levels aims of the Wellbeing Impact Study of HS2?

Why has this study been commissioned?

How is this research funded?

Why is the National Institute for Health and Care Research working with High-Speed 2 Ltd?

What is the relationship between the National Institute for Health and Care Research, Department for Health and Social Care, High-Speed 2 Ltd, the University of Southampton, and the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research?

How will you ensure the independence of the research?

What will happen to the research findings?

Where can I find up-to-date information about the High-Speed 2 development?

What does the partial cancellation of HS2 mean for the study?

We’re now looking at whether cancelling Phase 2 has positive or negative effects on the mental health and wellbeing of people who live near the HS2 route.  This will help the Government now and in future for other large for transport infrastructure projects.