Phase Two

West Midlands to Leeds and Manchester

In January 2013, the initial Phase Two route was published, setting out the government’s proposals for extending Britain's new high speed rail network north from the West Midlands to Leeds and Manchester. A consultation on the proposed route then ran to the end of January 2014.

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Find out about the eastern leg of Phase Two, which will connect the West Midlands to Leeds and the North East with intermediate stations in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire.

Find out about the western leg of Phase Two, which will connect the West Midlands to Manchester and the North West with a proposed station at Manchester Airport.

The government has launched an Exceptional Hardship Scheme for the route from the West Midlands to Leeds and Manchester. Further information about the scheme and how to apply can be found from this page.

Find out how we will be working with people across the country to both minimise the impacts and maximise the benefits of Phase Two of HS2.

These documents set out the proposed route from the West Midlands to Leeds, Manchester and beyond as at July 2013. The information supported the proposed line of route consultation that ran from July 2013 to January 2014.

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