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HS2 will serve Macclesfield, helping to relieve congestion, improve reliability and speed up journey times.

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Footbridge across the tracks at Macclesfield Station, with a large Macclesfield sign on its exterior.

HS2 trains will serve Macclesfield station. It will become an ‘integrated high speed station’ where passengers can catch HS2 trains and access the high speed network to the South.

HS2 Services to Macclesfield

  • London Euston to Macclesfield: HS2 time 90 minutes, current time 101 minutes
  • London Old Oak Common: HS2 time 83 minutes

HS2 services between London and Macclesfield will also call at Stoke and Stafford, with similar journey times to existing services.

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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. 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. Find out more about HS2 and zero carbon Britain.

HS2 will help drive growth

Macclesfield believes the arrival of HS2 services will have a “massive impact” on the town, acting as a trigger for regeneration.

91 North West businesses have already delivered work on HS2

They are just some of nearly 2,000 businesses across the country working on HS2.