HS2 in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
Find out what HS2 means for Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
The HS2 route in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire will travel through The Chalfonts, Central Chilterns, to the south-west of Aylesbury and across north-east Oxfordshire.
Within Buckinghamshire, the route includes the Chiltern Tunnel with a North Portal (tunnel entrances/exits) and five shafts along its length, four of these are ventilation shafts at Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Amersham and Little Missenden, with the fifth shaft being an intervention one at Chesham Road.
There will be four viaducts at the Thame Valley, Colne Valley, Wendover Small Dean and Wendover Dean. There will also be an infrastructure and maintenance depot at Calvert.
What we're delivering in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
HS2 has appointed joint ventures Align and EKFB to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the Phase One route, which will run north east of Banbury and east of Brackley.
More than 140 businesses working on HS2 already are located within Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Over three-quarters of these businesses are SMEs.
Since our Community and Business funds were launched in 2017, 53 projects in Buckinghamshire have shared over £3.15 million.
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.
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