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Glasgow will be an integrated high speed station where passengers can catch HS2 trains and access the high speed network to the south.

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Scotland will be part of the HS2 network from day one
HS2 trains will serve Glasgow on the West Coast Main Line.

HS2 will serve Glasgow

HS2 will cut journey times between Glasgow and London and Birmingham by up to an hour. Glasgow and Edinburgh act as gateways to the rest of Scotland. The Scottish Government is acting to ensure the benefits are spread throughout Scotland. A consultation has been launched on proposals for a train stabling facility in the Dumfries and Galloway area to stable, clean and maintain HS2 trains serving Scotland and North West England . When fully operational, this facility would provide 100 skilled and unskilled jobs. Find out more about this consultation, or the proposals themselves.

HS2 Services

Glasgow to:

  • Birmingham – HS2 time 200 minutes, current time 240 minutes
  • Interchange – HS2 time 192 minutes, current time 262 minutes
  • London – HS2 time 220 minutes, current time 269 minutes
High speed rail network map.

HS2 train times

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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 across the railway network. 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 can help reduce the need for short-haul air travel in the UK to help fight climate change and keep Scotland green. HS2 will be emit 17 times less carbon than the equivalent domestic flight.

Learn more about HS2 and zero carbon Britain.

HS2 will re-balance the country

HS2 will benefit the Scottish economy by over £5bn. HS2 will help Scotland compete in the 21st century. It will help build a fairer, more balanced Britain. It will join up the economic powerhouses of Glasgow and Edinburgh with fast, reliable train travel to other big cities in the UK. The UK and Scottish governments share the ultimate ambition of three-hour rail journeys between London and Scotland’s Central Belt.

The Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, Network Rail and HS2 are working together on options for infrastructure improvements between 2019 and 2026 that will increase capacity, cut journey times and improve reliability on routes between Scotland and England.

25 Scottish companies have already won work with HS2

HS2 is already helping grow the skills base and stimulate a modern rail industry in Scotland. The University of Dundee is already working with HS2 to make sure the project has enough qualified workers during construction.

Regional supply chain stories

Based in Glasgow, GAP Group supplies leading edge solar and hydrogen powered cabins being used on HS2 construction sites at the southern end of the route. Developed with manufacturing partner AJC Trailers, the EasyCabin EcoSmart ZERO product is the world’s first solar and hydrogen powered welfare unit, combining solar and hydrogen power
to eliminate carbon emissions from construction sites, and is set to be rolled out further across the HS2 project.

GAP Group and HS2.

More information about joining HS2’s supply chain.