What towns will HS2 go through?

What towns will HS2 go through?

HS2 trains will serve more than 25 stations and will connect eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities: Birmingham, London, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Where is the HS2 rail link planned to start and end?

High Speed 2
Locale Phase 1: Greater London and West Midlands Phase 2: North West
Termini London Euston High-speed network Phase 1: Birmingham Curzon Street Phase 2: Manchester Piccadilly Conventional network Phase 1: Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool Lime Street, Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central

How many stations will HS2 have?

25 stations
HS2 trains will serve over 25 stations connecting around 30 million people. That’s almost half the population. Learn more about the stations.

How much has HS2 cost so far?

The current estimated cost of HS2 is between £72bn and £98bn (at 2019 prices), compared with an original budget of £55.7bn in 2015 (at 2015 prices). But this was made before the decision was taken to cancel the Leeds leg.

Where are the HS2 trains being built?

The landmark contracts – worth an initial £2bn – will see the JV design, build and maintain a fleet of 54 state-of-the-art high-speed trains that will operate on HS2 – the new high-speed railway being built between London, the West Midlands and Crewe.

What is the HS1 route?

HS1 is the 109km rail line between St Pancras International in London and the Channel Tunnel and connects the international high-speed routes between London and Paris, London and Brussels and London and Amsterdam, as well as the domestic route from London to Kent.

Who will operate HS2?

HS2 Ltd has confirmed that a Hitachi/Alstom JV has been awarded the contracts to build high speed trains for the megaproject. The contracts – worth around £2bn – will see the JV design, build and maintain a fleet of 54 high speed trains that will operate on High Speed 2 (HS2).

What is the cost of HS2 phase 1?

Even after these have been accounted for, there is further uncertainty about the cost of extending London’s Euston station to accommodate high speed trains. Estimated costs for Phase 1 of HS2 alone have risen to £35-£45bn by the latest estimate.

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Who owns HS2?

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited is the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high speed rail network. It is funded by grant-in-aid from the government. HS2 Ltd is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Transport.

Who is building the HS2 trains?

The report claims that HS2 Ltd, which is building Britain’s new high-speed railway, will face a hearing next month at which Siemens Mobility will seek an injunction preventing the company and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps from signing a contract with a joint venture of Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation ( …

Who will supply the trains for HS2?

Hitachi/Alstom JV
Announced today (9 December 2021) by the government, the state-of-the-art high-speed trains will be built by Hitachi/Alstom JV at their factories in Derby, Crewe and County Durham in a major deal set to support 2,500 jobs across the UK.

How can I see the planned routes for HS2?

You can check maps to see the planned routes for the High Speed Two ( HS2) rail network. The route for Phase 1 has been confirmed. Plans for Phases 2a and 2b aren’t confirmed but are unlikely to change significantly.

How are the HS2 Phase One maps organised?

The maps are organised into groups that correspond to a specific geographical area along the HS2 Phase One route. There is also a key plan to help you understand how the route has been divided into these geographical areas for your ease of reference.

When will high speed two be completed?

These maps show the Phase One route of High Speed Two (HS2) between London and the West Midlands, due to be completed in 2026.

Where will the HS2 line run through Sheffield?

The city of Sheffield will be served directly to its centre at Sheffield Midland station via the Midland Main Line classic track. A spur will be created by a branch off the main HS2 track at Clay Cross onto the Midland Main Line via Chesterfield, branching back onto HS2 track east of Grimethorpe, north of Sheffield.