These documents set out the proposed route from the West Midlands to Manchester, Leeds and beyond as at July 2013. The information supported the route consultation that ran from July 2013 to January 2014.
The consultation is now closed. We’d like to thank everyone who expressed an interest and returned a response.
What happens now?
All the responses to the consultation were submitted to an independent analysis company, which will review them and report to HS2 Ltd on its findings. We will use this feedback to look at possible changes to the proposed route – as set out within these documents – before making recommendations to the Secretary of State for Transport.
The Secretary of State is responsible for the final decision about how Phase Two will proceed. We expect this decision to be announced towards the end of 2014.
Our teams will still be available to meet with communities and organisations during the route refinement process. But, to make sure that the consultation process is fair, we cannot discuss the potential refinements to the Phase Two route until a decision is announced.
Following the announcement of the Secretary of State’s decision, HS2 Ltd will meet with communities and their representatives to discuss the route and the next stage of the project in more detail.