HS2 in Birmingham
Find out what HS2 means for Birmingham
Sitting at the heart of the high-speed rail network, HS2 connects Birmingham City Centre to London and the rest of the of the network from a new Curzon Street Station which will be one of the most environmentally friendly stations in world.
The route leaves the station on viaducts through the city to Washwood Heath. This is where the new rolling stock maintenance depot and the network control centre will be built.
The HS2 railway then moves into a tunnel emerging east of the A452, before heading south at Castle Vale towards London. Within Birmingham, we will be building one tunnel at Bromford, two viaducts at Saltley and the River Tame, and a major depot at Washwood Heath. Three more viaducts through Digbeth and the new HS2 Curzon Street Station will also be constructed.
Benefits at a glance
Capacity - HS2 will form the backbone of our rail network
Providing much-needed rail capacity across the country, and and integrating with rail projects in the North and Midlands.
Connectivity - HS2 will help level-up the country
By offering better connections HS2 will help spread jobs and opportunity around the country, driving regeneration.
Carbon - HS2 will be the low carbon option for long distance travel
HS2 will build sustainable, climate-resilient transport infrastructure and cut carbon emissions from the UK transport sector.
What we're delivering in Birmingham
HS2 has appointed joint venture Mace Dragados deliver Birmingham City’s HS2 station, Curzon Street.
33 businesses working on the project already are located within the Borough of Solihull, including Biosite Systems Ltd in Shirley. 67 per cent of these businesses are SMEs.
In the Solihull area, nine CEF projects worth over £323,364 have already been awarded.
New High Speed Station
Curzon Street station will include seven dedicated platforms and will be net zero carbon in operation by adopting the latest eco-friendly design and sustainable technologies.