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HS2 in Colwich to Yarlet

HS2 in Colwich to Yarlet

Find out what HS2 means for Colwich to Yarlet

The boundary between Colton and Colwich parishes forms the southern start of this section of Phase 2a, with 15.2 km of track passing through the parishes of Colwich, Ingestre with Tixall, Hopton and Coton, Whitgreave and Marston, within the local authority area of Staffordshire County Council.

Passing between Colton and Stockwell Heath HS2 continues north, close to Mayfield Children’s Home and on towards the floodplain of the River Trent crossing an existing railway line. It then runs adjacent to Great Haywood Marina and crosses the Trent and Mersey Canal and the River Trent.

The route continues adjacent to Ingestre Park and through Ingestre Park Golf Club, with Pasturefields Salt Marsh approximately 900m north of the route traveling through a southern part of the Staffordshire County Showground site prior to passing Marston, running beneath the A34. Marston and Stone Rural parishes forms the northern boundary for this section.

What we’re delivering for Phase 2a (West Midlands to Crewe)

  • Construction

    36 miles (57km) of high-speed track, 2 tunnels, 17 viaducts, 65 bridges, 26 cuttings and 36 embankments.

  • Supply Chain

    More than 100 businesses working on the project already are located within Cheshire and Staffordshire. More than 80 per cent of these businesses are SMEs.

  • Community Fund

    For Phase 2a (West Midlands to Crewe) £5 million in funding through CEF and BLEF is available for communities experiencing disruption to apply for.

  • Green Corrdior

    For Phase 2a (West Midlands to Crewe) £2 million was made available through BIF for projects to enhance Biodiversity through the creation or restoration of ecological habitats.

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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