On 17 July 2017, the government introduced the High Speed Rail (West Midlands to Crewe) Bill into Parliament. This hybrid bill is to authorise the next part of the HS2 railway network, known as Phase 2a. This will run between Fradley in the West Midlands and Crewe in Cheshire. A hybrid bill mixes the characteristics of public and private Bills.
UPDATE: On 18 January 2018 the Leader of the House announced in her regular Thursday business statement that the Second Reading of the Phase 2a Bill is part of the provisional business planned for 30 January 2018. For more information read our Phase 2a Bill update.
This section contains information relating to the HS2 Phase 2a route and maps with detailed technical drawings of the areas affected. The video below provides an annotated fly-over of the Phase 2a route.
Our consultations, which closed on 30 September 2017, gave you a chance to tell us how work on the planned new railway from the West Midlands to Crewe will affect you. The results (once available) can be accessed below.