HS2 in Stone to Swynnerton
Find out what HS2 means for Stone to Swynnerton
The boundary between Marston and Stone Rural parishes forms the southern start of this 13.5km section of Phase 2a. HS2 passes through the Stone Rural and Swynnerton Parish council areas, within the Stafford Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council areas.
After passing Marston and running under the A34 this area, the route will pass approximately 1.6 km to the west of the village of Aston-by-Stone and approximately 600m north-east of the village of Stableford. The route will then cross the Norton Bridge to Stone Railway to the east of the M6 (between the B5026 Eccleshall Road and Yarnfield Lane) before crossing the M6.
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.