HS2 Phase Two is being delivered in 2 stages:
HS2 Phase 2a (West Midlands to Crewe)
- HS2 Phase 2b (Crewe to Manchester, and the West Midlands to Leeds)
In November 2016, the Secretary of State confirmed part of the Phase 2b route, whilst also announcing a consultation on seven route refinement areas. On 17 July 2017, the Secretary of State for Transport announced his decisions on these refinements. Information on this page relates to the route as confirmed on 17 July.
On the 10 October 2018 the Secretary of State announced a consultation on the working draft Environmental Statement for Phase 2b, which is a key part of preparing the future hybrid Bill to seek powers for its construction. The consultation will run for 10 weeks.
The working draft Environmental Statement gives those affected the chance to review and comment on initial assessments of the environmental impacts from HS2 Phase 2b.
This page sets out detailed information on the Phase 2b route, including advice from HS2 Ltd to the Secretary of State, Department for Transport publications concerning the Phase 2b business case, plan and profile maps showing greater detail on the route as it is currently designed, and information on current and previous consultations.
For more information on proposals for Phase 2a of HS2, which will extend the HS2 network from the West Midlands to Crewe, please see the Phase 2a hybrid Bill page.