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Building the line
Design vision for Curzon Street station in Birmingham

The HS2 network will be constructed in phases

We’ve already started planning the network and technologies need to deliver an innovative and world class high speed rail system.

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The build phases

Phase One

Phase One

Services on Phase One of HS2 will begin in 2026, carrying passengers from London to the West Midlands.

Phase 2a

Phase 2a

Services on Phase 2a of HS2 will begin in 2027, carrying passengers from London to Crewe on the high speed line, and beyond.

Phase 2b

Phase 2b

Extending the high speed network to Manchester and Leeds, and beyond, services on Phase 2b of HS2 will begin in 2033.

Designs for Curzon Street station from above

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