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HS2 trains will serve Motherwell and other nearby locations.

'Phase 2b'
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These will become ‘integrated high speed stations’

where passengers can catch HS2 trains and access the high speed network to the south.

HS2 Services in Scotland

Motherwell to:

  • Birmingham Interchange, HS2 time 186 minutes, current time 245 minutes*
  • London, HS2 time 263 minutes, current time 220 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

HS2 will cut journey times between stations in Scotland and London and Birmingham by up to an hour. Once fully completed, Motherwell will receive an HS2 service every other hour as it runs between Glasgow and Birmingham. The Scottish Government is acting to ensure the benefits of greater connectivity are spread throughout Scotland.

Faster journey times, improved connectivity and cleaner, greener travel means that HS2’s arrival is forecast to benefit the Scottish economy by over £5bn.

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.