HS2 in Fradley to Colton
Find out what HS2 means for Fradley to Colton
Phase One of HS2 connects to Phase 2a about 250 metres north-west of Fradley Wood. This 13.5km section of the Phase 2a route passes through the parishes of Fradley and Streethay, Alrewas, Kings Bromley, Armitage with Handsacre, Mavesyn Ridware, Hamstall Ridware and Colton within the local authority area of Staffordshire County Council.
From north west of Fradley HS2 continues towards Kings Bromley, passing over the Bourne Brook and River Trent and associated floodplains on viaducts. The track will then pass through Tomlinson’s Spinney Local Wildlife Site, will cross over Trentside Meadows on a viaduct and will run adjacent to Pipe Ridware. The route will continue north and will pass approximately 500m west of Blithbury before running between Colton and Stockwell Heath.
What we’re delivering for Phase 2a (West Midlands to Crewe)
36 miles (57km) of high-speed track, 2 tunnels, 17 viaducts, 65 bridges, 26 cuttings and 36 embankments
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.
For Phase 2a (West Midlands to Crewe) £5 million in funding through CEF and BLEF is available for communities experiencing disruption to apply for.
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.