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In February 2017 Parliament approved plans for the High Speed Two railway between London and the West Midlands (HS2 Phase One). 

Please visit the government website for more information on HS2. 

What is HS2

Taken from the HS2 website.

HS2 is a state-of-the-art, high-speed line critical for the UK's low carbon transport future. It will provide much-needed rail capacity across the country, and is integral to rail projects in the North and Midlands - Helping rebalance the UK economy. 

HS2 is a new high speed railway linking up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland serving over 25 stations, including eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities and connecting around 30 million people.

The construction of the new railway is split into three phases – Phase One linking London and the West Midlands; Phase 2a linking the West Midlands and the North via Crewe; and Phase 2b completing the railway to Manchester and Leeds.

Click on this link to see the Route Map High Speed 2 

Click on this link to see the Interactive Route Map High Speed 2


Phase 1

High speed trains will travel between London and Birmingham on 140 miles of dedicated track. They will pass through more than 32 miles of tunnels and over 10 miles of viaducts, delivering quicker journeys on more trains with more seats. Phase One has a funding envelope of £35bn-45bn and will open between 2029 and 2033. Find out more about building Phase One.

Phase 2a

The Phase 2a line will run between Fradley in the West Midlands and Crewe in Cheshire. There it will connect with existing high speed services to carry passengers between London and Crewe. Services will travel onward to places like Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Preston and Wigan. Find out more about Phase 2a.

 You can view the Phase 2a hybrid bill documents and find out more details about its progress through parliament on the GOV.UK website.

Click the link here to view Fradley to Madeley Phase 2a 


Phase 2b

The Phase 2b line forms a Y shape, split into an eastern and a western leg. The western leg will connect to the high speed lines at Crewe and run through to Manchester. The eastern leg will connect to high speed lines in the West Midlands and run through to Leeds. Services will also travel onward to places like Glasgow, Liverpool, Preston and Wigan. Find out more about Phase 2b.

The government is drawing-up an integrated rail plan for the North and Midlands, to identify the most effective sequencing of relevant investments and how to integrate HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and other rail investments. This plan will be informed by an assessment of the rail needs of the Midlands and the north undertaken by the National Infrastructure Commission.


Links to Additional Information

How to Contact HS2

The HS2 Helpdesk remains operational all day, every day, and is your first point of contact should you need advice or information from HS2. You can contact the Helpdesk on Freephone 08081 434 434, by Minicom on 08081 456 472 or by Email: HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk.

There are different departments you can contact depending on what your enquiry is. If you are a member of the public, the HS2 Helpdesk is likely to be the best option for you. 


HS2 Phase 1 - Lorry Route for SCC Approval - HP24 Site CompoundAccess, Wood End Lane, Kings Bromley


This is a briefing note to update Members regarding the submission for approval of a lorry route for the construction work associated with a gas pipeline diversion made under Schedule 17 of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Act 2017.


Cadent Gas has submitted details for a construction route for large goods vehicles (LGVs) travelling on the County’s highway network to the site of the proposed HP24 Site Compound Access, Wood End Lane, King's Bromley.  Vehicles will exit at the A38 junction at Hilliard's Cross and travel west along Wood End Lane for approximately 3 miles and turn right into the HP24 site compound access road which forms part of PRoW King’s Bromley 0.392.


The route will be used for works associated with the compound construction and gas pipeline diversion works and is expected to be in use between March 2021 and November 2021.  All construction activity including vehicle movements is subject to the HS2 Act’s Environmental Minimum Requirements which includes limits on the days and times vehicle movements are permitted.  Cadent Gas has indicated an average of around 30 LGV movements per day with a maximum occurring during compound construction works of around 50 LGVs per day.  Lorry routes for HS2 Phase One were agreed in 2016/17 following Member/public discussion and negotiation with HS2 Ltd.  The route being applied for by Cadent Gas is part of the agreed routes and therefore the County Council is minded to approve the route.  

To view the information click on the links below: 


Covering Letter                                          Statement                     Traffic Route Overview                            SCC Decision (Draft)