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HS2 Phase Two: from the West Midlands to Leeds and Manchester

Detailed information for Phase Two of HS2 from the West Midlands to Leeds and Manchester

Phase Two refers to the section of the HS2 route that will be constructed after construction of the Phase One HS2 route between London and the West Midlands have started.

This section of HS2 forms a ‘Y’ shape from the West Midlands up towards Manchester and the North West with a proposed station at Manchester Airport; and up towards Leeds and the North East with proposed stations in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire.

You can view the latest maps and read more about the Phase Two proposed stations and depots in the sections below.

It is anticipated that Phase Two of HS2 will begin operating trains around 2033 as part of the integrated HS2 network and with the rest of the UK rail network. This date is dependent on receiving Royal Assent of the Phase Two hybrid Bill which is yet to be deposited in Parliament.

We will continue to review and refine our proposals for the Phase Two route to ensure they bring the best solution in terms of connectivity and economic growth. Any further announcements and decisions on the Phase Two route will be made in due course following ministerial review and approval.

Should you have any further questions regarding Phase Two of HS2, please contact the HS2 helpdesk

Latest Phase Two maps

For the latest Phase Two plan and profile maps, please visit the following web pages:

Eastern leg from the West Midlands to the East Midlands, South Yorkshire, Leeds and the North East

Western leg from the West Midlands to Manchester and the North West

These maps were part of the HS2 Phase Two proposed route consultation that ran from July 2013 to January 2014.

The HS2 website was decommissioned after it transitioned to GOV.UK, with a new web presence at www.gov.uk/hs2

As part of this project, a copy of the HS2 website was taken and placed on The National Archives website. The above links will take you to the relevant Phase Two content on The National Archives website, which is correct and accurate at the present time.

Eastern leg stations and depots

The eastern leg of Phase Two of HS2 will extend the line north-east from the West Midlands towards Leeds with stations in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire, and a new station in Leeds city centre.

  1. East Midlands Hub

    • Guidance
  2. Sheffield Meadowhall

    • Guidance
  3. Leeds New Lane

    • Guidance
  4. HS2 Phase Two eastern leg depots

    • Guidance

Western leg stations and depots

The western leg of Phase Two of HS2 will extend the line north-west from the West Midlands towards Manchester with a station proposed at Manchester airport.

  1. Manchester Airport High Speed station

    • Guidance
  2. Manchester Piccadilly

    • Guidance
  3. HS2 Phase Two western leg depots

    • Guidance

Rebalancing Britain: From HS2 towards a national transport strategy

  1. Rebalancing Britain: From HS2 towards a national transport strategy

    • Research and analysis