HS2 Phase 2b (Crewe to Manchester, and the West Midlands to Leeds)
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.
In January 2018 we published an update on the Bill in advance of its Second Reading in the House of Commons. For more information read our Phase 2a Bill update. The Bill secured its Second Reading on 30 January, by 295 votes to 12.
Second Reading triggered a petitioning period during which those whose property or interests are specially and directly affected by the Bill could submit a petition, or objection, against it, and a Select Committee was appointed to hear those petitions. A total of 187 petitions against the Bill were deposited, and the Select Committee began its hearings on 19 March.
On 23 March 2018 the government deposited an Additional Provision and Supplementary Environmental Statement to the High Speed Rail (West Midlands to Crewe) Bill in Parliament. These provide additional environmental information and propose further amendments to the Bill. A total of 33 petitions against the Additional Provision were deposited.
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.