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HS2 in Solihull

HS2 in Solihull
Proposed HS2 Interchange station

Find out more about what HS2 means for Solihull

Solihull is at the heart of the new high-speed railway network, and will pass through the Balsall Common, Berkswell, Hampton in Arden, Bickenhill and Chelmsley Wood areas of Solihull. 

Solihull will be home to the new HS2 Interchange Station. Close to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and Birmingham Airport – it will be a major gateway station for the West Midlands region, connecting passengers to Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, and Manchester city centres.  Interchange Station will feature two 415-metre-long island platforms, offering 4 platform faces, as well as 2 central high speed through lines for non-stopping services.  Interchange Station will connect to the NEC, Birmingham International Train Station and Birmingham airport via an Automated People Mover (APM), which will be capable of carrying up to 2100 passengers per hour in each direction.

When fully operational, passengers from Interchange Station will be able to reach Manchester in just 37 minutes and London Euston in just 38 minutes.

HS2 Works in your area

Our In your area map brings all our of work notifications together on one page, making it easier for you to navigate and ensure you are kept up-to-date on the work we are doing in your area.

Search our map to find information about all current works in the Solihull area.

View a list of all current works notifications in the Solihull area.

What we're delivering in Solihull

Interchange station

The new HS2 Interchange Station will be part of a new public transport interchange serving Solihull and the West Midlands.

Automated people mover

A new automated people mover system will serve the Interchange station.

Road network improvements

HS2 are remodelling and improving the existing network and creating new routes for Interchange station.

Balsall Common

We are very mindful of the impact of our works in the Balsall Common area, and the widespread interest in local traffic arrangements.

Find out more
  • Construction

    HS2 plan to award the construction partner contract for Interchange station in 2022, with construction planned to start in 2024.

  • Supply Chain

    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.

  • Community Fund

    In Solihull, nine CEF projects worth over £323,364 have already been awarded.

  • New High Speed Station

    Interchange station will include two dedicated platforms, new retail space and improved connections to the NEC, Birmingham International railway station and Birmingham Airport.

Three month construction look ahead

Autumn 2021

Autumn 2021

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