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HS2 trains will serve the current stations at Lockerbie, Motherwell, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Scotland will be part of the HS2 network from day one

with HS2 trains serving Glasgow on the West Coast Main Line.

HS2 will serve Glasgow and Edinburgh, with a stop at Lockerbie

Once fully built, HS2 will enable services to stop at Lockerbie every other hour in each direction, from either Edinburgh or Glasgow to Birmingham Curzon Street. Passengers travelling to Birmingham will save 52 minutes on their journey time when compared to current services.

In order to enable HS2 to serve Scotland with increased frequency, a consultation has been launched on proposals for a train stabling facility approximately 13 miles south east of Lockerbie. When fully operational, this facility would support 100 skilled and unskilled jobs. Find out more about this consultation, or the proposals themselves.

HS2 Services in Scotland

Lockerbie to:

  • Birmingham, HS2 time 139 minutes, current time 190 minutes
  • London, HS2 time 175 minutes, current time 218 minutes*

Edinburgh to:

  • Birmingham HS2 time 191 minutes, current time 237 minutes
  • London, HS2 time 220 minutes, current time 262 minutes

Glasgow to:

  • Birmingham, HS2 time 200 minutes, current time 242 minutes
  • London, HS2 time 220 minutes, current time 270 minutes

*Interchange required at Preston

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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 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 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. This includes a feasibility study in 2019 looking at options to improve the West Coast Main Line and the East Coast Mainline.

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

Scottish companies have been urged to seize HS2 contract opportunities. The number of businesses in Scotland who have so far registered an interest in becoming a potential HS2 supplier is significantly lower than in other parts of the UK.

More information about joining HS2’s supply chain.