We’ve already started planning the network and technologies need to deliver an innovative and world class high speed rail system.
Services on Phase One of HS2 will begin in 2026, carrying passengers from London to the West Midlands.
Services on Phase 2a of HS2 will begin in 2027, carrying passengers from London to Crewe on the high speed line, and beyond.
Extending the high speed network to Manchester and Leeds, and beyond, services on Phase 2b of HS2 will begin in 2033.
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