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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

On 30 November 2015, the government announced a proposed way forward on Phase Two of HS2.

Phase Two forms a ‘Y’ shape from the West Midlands up towards Manchester and the North West with proposed stations at Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly; and up towards Leeds and the North East with proposed stations in Leeds, the East Midlands and Sheffield Meadowhall.

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. The Government wants part of Phase Two – the route between the West Midlands and Crewe – to open in 2027, six years ahead of the rest of Phase Two, so that the North and Scotland will realise the benefits of HS2 to people and places sooner. This will be subject to its own hybrid Bill, which the Government hopes to deposit in parliament in 2017.

The Government has not made a decision on the exact route for the rest of Phase Two, this will most likely be announced in autumn 2016.

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

High Speed Two next steps East and West: to Crewe and beyond

  1. HS2 Phase Two: east and west, the next steps to Crewe and beyond

    • Policy paper
  2. HS2 Phase Two (West Midlands to Crewe): Supporting documents for the economic case

    • Guidance

Department for Transport: Phase 2a publications

  1. HS2 Phase 2a: financial case

    • Policy paper
  2. HS2 Phase 2a: management case

    • Policy paper
  3. HS2 Phase 2a: commercial case

    • Policy paper
  4. HS2 Phase 2a: strategic case

    • Policy paper
  5. HS2 Phase 2a: economic case

    • Policy paper
  6. HS2: supplement to the October 2013 strategic case

    • Independent report
  7. HS2: rail alternatives to Phase 2a

    • Independent report
  8. HS2: government response to the Phase 2a safeguarding consultation

    • Policy paper

West Midlands to Crewe: Advice documents

Technical documentation from HS2 Ltd used to advise Government for route section West Midlands to Crewe.

  1. West Midlands to Crewe Summary of Route Refinements

    • Guidance
  2. West Midlands to Crewe Route Engineering Report and Maps

    • Guidance
  3. Post Consultation Appraisal of Sustainability: West Midlands To Crewe Report

    • Guidance
  4. Post Consultation Appraisal of Sustainability: West Midlands to Crewe Combined Mapping

    • Map

Factsheets

  1. HS2 Phase Two: Factsheets - In your area

    • Guidance
  2. HS2 regional factsheets

    • Guidance
  3. HS2 Phase Two: Factsheets - General information

    • 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

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