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The Timeline

High Speed 2 (HS2) is a planned high-speed railway in the United Kingdom which is aimed to be the new backbone of the national rail network, linking London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester.

  1. 2016
  2. 2017
  3. 2018
  4. 2019
  5. 2020
  6. 2021
  7. 2022
  8. 2023
  9. 2024
  10. 2025
  11. 2026
  12. 2027
  13. 2028
  14. 2029
  15. 2030
  16. 2031
  17. 2032
  18. 2033

Phase 2b

Timeline information for HS2 Phase 2b of the project between Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds.
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  1. Late 2016

    Government confirms route

  2. Late 2022

    Main civils design work commences

  3. Early 2024

    Main civils construction works commence

  4. Mid 2031

    Delivery of first trains for infrastructure testing

  5. Late 2033

    First passengers travel on full HS2 services

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