The proposals for Phase Two of HS2, extending Britain's new high speed rail network north from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds, have been announced. The Government has also announced its decision to suspend the development of a spur connecting HS2 with Heathrow Airport, subject to the outcome of the Airport Commission.
An overview of the proposed HS2 western leg to Manchester, with new stations in the city centre alongside Manchester Piccadilly and at Manchester Airport.
An overview of the proposed HS2 eastern leg to Leeds, with a city centre station at Leeds New Lane, a new East Midlands Hub station at Toton and a station at Sheffield Meadowhall.
HS2 will not only bring benefits to the cities it serves. Find out how the completed high speed rail network will transform travel all over the country and download our regional factsheets.
Alongside the Phase Two announcement, the Government has launched a consultation on the Exceptional Hardship Scheme for Leeds, Manchester and the proposed Heathrow spur. The scheme aims to assist eligible residential and small business owner-occupiers whose property value may be affected by the initial preferred route options for Phase Two of the network. You can respond to the consultation in this section.
All the headline information about Phase Two from the forecast number of jobs supported by the new stations to journey times across Britain.
Find out how high speed rail has transformed countries around the world and explore the myriad benefits the new network will bring to Britain.