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Why HS2

A low carbon transport network adding capacity and connectivity - helping rebalance the economy
Birmingham's Curzon St Station will be at the heart of the HS2 network

Why HS2?

HS2 is a state-of-the-art, high-speed line critical for the UK’s low carbon transport future. It will provide much-needed rail capacity across the country, and is integral to rail projects in the North and Midlands – helping rebalance the UK economy

Benefits at a glance

HS2: More Capacity, Cutting Carbon and Better Connectivity

Britain’s new low-carbon, high-speed railway

HS2 Phase One full business case

Read the Department for Transport's HS2 Phase One full business case

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