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HS2 classic compatible trains will stop at Chesterfield.

'Phase 2b'
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Statute of George Stephenson, the pioneering railway engineer, outside of the Chesterfield station entrance
Pioneering railway engineer George Stephenson is commemorated at Chesterfield Station

HS2 Services in the East Midlands

A dedicated link taking high speed trains off the main line and running up to two trains per hour into Sheffield on existing lines whilst the main HS2 line continues to carry trains serving Leeds and further North.

Chesterfield to:

  • East Midlands Hub: 16 minutes
  • London: HS2 time 73 minutes, current time 105 minutes

East Midlands Hub to:

  • Birmingham Interchange: 17 minutes
  • Birmingham Curzon Street: 20 minutes
  • Leeds: 20 minutes
  • York: 35 minutes
  • London: 52 minutes
  • Newcastle: 96 minutes

HS2 train times

Discover how HS2 will transform your journey

HS2 helping reduce overcrowding

By freeing up space on existing lines, for new local train services, passengers and freight, HS2 helps ease congestion and over-crowding. Travelling by train becomes a more convenient and enjoyable option for everybody, regardless of how far they’re going. Find out more about HS2 helping reduce overcrowding.

HS2 helping reduce carbon emissions

By freeing up capacity on our current railways, HS2 will help take hundreds of lorries off the roads every day as more freight can move to rail. This will improve air quality and help reduce carbon emissions.

HS2 is helping attract investment across the East Midlands

Chesterfield Borough Council is using the arrival of HS2 to drive a transformation of the town. A re-developed station is key to this. Watch its HS2 Masterplan video.

It’s already boost the region’s economy. The East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy estimates that the arrival of HS2 could help provide 74,000 new jobs and add an extra £4bn a year to the regional economy. East Midlands Local Authorities are working together to maximise the economic potential of a new HS2 hub station at Toton and the integrated high speed station at Chesterfield. In March 2019, the Government approved £2m of funding for a new development body to oversee plans for the new HS2 station and expand East Midlands Airport. The proposed HS2 Infrastructure Maintenance Depot at Staveley offers major opportunities and Derbyshire County Council’s masterplan includes 1,500 new homes and 800 new jobs on site.

125 East Midlands businesses have already delivered work on HS2

Explore Manufacturing in Nottinghamshire has won a contract to supply major bridges, creating 35 new jobs. Over half of all companies delivering work for HS2 are small and medium sized businesses.