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Sheffield Midland

Sheffield Midland will be served  by what is termed a classic compatible service.

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'Phase 2b'
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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. These conventional compatible trains will also stop at Chesterfield. Compared to the fastest existing service of 120 minutes, HS2 will provide a London to Sheffield service of 87 minutes.

The advantage of this approach is that it better reflects the demand picture in South Yorkshire, where Sheffield city centre, and the area from it to Chesterfield, pre-dominate without impacting on the services to the areas of greater demand to the North: Leeds, York and Newcastle.

It also allows for core HS2 services to run into Sheffield Midland without necessitating the cost and environmental impacts associated with building a dedicated high speed station in a dense, urban environment, whilst at the same time allowing an easy, cross-platform interchange to places across the city region by rail, and across the city on the tram network.

The use of Sheffield Midland for HS2 services also opens the possibility of running high speed trains from Sheffield to Leeds via a dedicated link to the main HS2 line. This link would deliver the NPR ambition for a frequent 30 minute journey time between Leeds and Sheffield. This link might also be used by Birmingham-Leeds HS2 services, allowing them to route through Sheffield. It is being considered by Transport for the North as part of their work on Northern Powerhouse Rail.

HS2 will serve Sheffield Midland on a dedicated link

It will integrate with Northern Powerhouse Rail and local transport to relieve congestion, improve reliability and speed up journey times. Running HS2 services into Sheffield Midland station will allow an easy, cross-platform interchange to conventional rail services and to the city’s tram network. HS2 services will also release capacity on existing lines improving the services to places such as Barnsley, Wakefield and Doncaster.

HS2 Services South Yorkshire

Sheffield to:

  • East Midlands Hub, HS2 time 27 minutes
  • Birmingham, HS2 time 49 minutes, current time 63 minutes
  • London, HS2 time 87 minutes, current time 121 minutes

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. These conventional compatible trains will also stop at Chesterfield.

The advantage of this approach is that it better reflects the demand picture in South Yorkshire, where Sheffield city centre, and the area from it to Chesterfield, pre-dominate without impacting on the services to the areas of greater demand to the North: Leeds, York and Newcastle.

It also allows for core HS2 services to run into Sheffield Midland without necessitating the cost and environmental impacts associated with building a dedicated high speed station in a dense, urban environment, whilst at the same time allowing an easy, cross-platform interchange to places across the city region by rail, and across the city on the tram network.

The use of Sheffield Midland for HS2 services also opens the possibility of running high speed trains from Sheffield to Leeds via a dedicated link to the main HS2 line. This link would deliver the NPR ambition for a frequent 30 minute journey time between Leeds and Sheffield. This link might also be used by Birmingham-Leeds HS2 services, allowing them to route through Sheffield. It is being considered by Transport for the North as part of their work on Northern Powerhouse Rail.

HS2 will fuel Sheffield’s growth plans

Sheffield City Region’s HS2 growth strategy is currently in development. The region’s Strategic Economic Plan aims to create 70,000 new private sector jobs and 6,000 businesses, and generate £4 billion for the local economy. With over 6,000 jobs in the Sheffield City Region directly linked to the rail industry, local companies are in prime position to compete for HS2’s supply chain opportunities.

Midland Station forms a key gateway to the city centre. With HS2 and faster services to Manchester, Leeds and other northern cities targeted by Northern Powerhouse Rail, improved connectivity will drive the redevelopment of the wider Sheaf Valley area.

An HS2 Station Masterplan is being developed to upgrade Sheffield Midland station.  The masterplan will provide the link into Midland Station by all modes of transport. It will integrate with the Northern Powerhouse aim to provide 30 minute journey times by rail between city centres as well as better connectivity to Manchester, Robin Hood and Leeds Bradford airports.

90 Yorkshire and the Humber businesses have already work on HS2

They are just some of nearly 2000 businesses across the country working on HS2.