HS2 will transform transport links for Stafford and help regeneration around the station area.
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HS2 Services in Staffordshire
Journey times to London will be cut to under an hour.
- Stafford to London: HS2 time 55 minutes, current time 77 minutes.
- Crewe to London: HS2 time 56 minutes, current time 90 minutes.
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. 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. Learn more about HS2 and zero carbon Britain.
HS2 will drive growth
It will create jobs and secure investment years before it arrives. The Constellation Partnership covers Cheshire and Staffordshire. it has ambitions to deliver 100,000 new homes and 120,000 new jobs by 2040, spurred on by HS2 connectivity. The HS2 Growth Strategy predicts that this growth will be worth £6.4 billion.
The Stafford Station Gateway Growth Area is a major growth area designed to take advantage of HS2 connectivity. New commercial, business and leisure facilities will support 6,500 new jobs and 800 new homes.
The Borough Council is determined to use HS2 to build on Stafford’s reputation as an attractive place to live, work and invest in and the commitment to the link between the HS2 line and the West Coast Main Line at Handsacre will also provide the opportunity to broaden the economic benefits of HS2.
The station remains a crucial strategic asset to the town and the region and the arrival of HS2 services at Stafford will help catalyse growth.
Read more about the ambitious plans for Stafford Station Gateway.
Stafford’s integrated high speed station will be used by a community far wider than the county town, opening up services to hundreds of thousands people and businesses to the North, West and South including Staffordshire and the Black Country. It will also allow people to access fast, shorter and direct services to Birmingham, London and Birmingham Airport – providing a much needed boost to transport links.
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.