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HS2 will serve Warrington, as well as Liverpool Lime Street and Runcorn where passengers can access the high speed network.

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HS2 services in Warrington and surrounding areas

To London from:

  • Warrington, HS2 time 80 minutes, current time 104 minutes
  • Liverpool, HS2 time 94 minutes, current time 132 minutes
  • Runcorn, HS2 time 74 minutes, current time 113 minutes

The arrival of HS2 services at Warrington Bank Quay station will provide new opportunities to reinforce the town’s status as a transport hub and its reputation as a great place to work, live and do business.

With journey times from Warrington to London cut to just over an hour, HS2 represents a significant uplift in connectivity for the three million people who live within 30 minutes drive of Warrington. This is the largest workforce catchment in the UK outside of London and Warrington has been working to ensure HS2 is integrated in its plans for economic growth.

High speed rail network map.

HS2 train times

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. Learn more about HS2 and zero carbon Britain.

HS2 is integral to local plans to drive growth

The arrival of HS2 services in Warrington Bank Quay station will provide new opportunities to reinforce the town’s status as a transport hub. Warrington has been working to ensure HS2 is integrated into its plans for economic growth. This includes the creation of 26,000 new homes, 24,000 new jobs in the town itself and 31,000 in the wider area by 2040

It will help create jobs and secure investment years before it arrives. The Linking Liverpool campaign’s ambitions include creating 20,000 new jobs, building 10,000 new homes and boosting the city region’s economy by £15 billion through improved connectivity. We’re working with Warrington Borough CouncilLiverpool City Region, Liverpool City Council, and Halton Borough Council to ensure the region achieves the full potential of HS2.

91 North West businesses have already delivered work on HS2

They’re some of the nearly 2,000 businesses across the nation to have delivered work for HS2.

Regional supply chain stories

Warrington-based Inventya has supported a pioneering project which sees HS2 Ltd harness the power of immersive augmented reality to train staff who will run the HS2 north London super hub at Old Oak Common.

Inventya and HS2.

More information about joining HS2’s supply chain.