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HS2 Phase Two: initial preferences

The government’s initial preferences from January 2013 for Phase Two of High Speed Rail 2, and guidance given to help them make decisions about the route.

These documents, published in January 2013, outline the government’s initial preferences for HS2 Phase Two. They also provide background on the guidance that helped to inform the government’s decisions about the route.

The documents set out proposals to extend the high speed rail route from the West Midlands to Manchester and Leeds, with intermediate stations at:

  • Manchester Airport
  • South Yorkshire
  • the East Midlands

Phase Two will use high speed rail to transform the UK, providing fast services between cities which are not currently well connected.

Maps released as part of the July 2013 HS2 Phase Two consultation on the proposed line of route have been published separately.

Route maps

HS2 Phase Two initial preferred route

HS2 Ltd advice to government on Phase Two of HS2

  1. HS2 phase 2: refinement work since initial preferred scheme

    • Research and analysis
  2. HS2 phase 2: route and station options

    • Research and analysis
  3. Options for phase two of the high speed rail network appraisal of sustainability

    • Guidance
  4. HS2 phase 2: record of stakeholder engagement

    • Research and analysis
  5. HS2 cost and risk model report

    • Guidance
  6. Options for phase two of the high speed rail network approach to design

    • Guidance
  7. HS2 Phase Two: engineering options report - West Midlands to Manchester

    • Independent report
  8. HS2 Phase Two: engineering options report - West Midlands to Leeds

    • Independent report
  9. HS2 Phase Two: engineering options report - Heathrow

    • Independent report
  10. Updated economic case for HS2 (August 2012) explanation of the service patterns

    • Guidance

Delivery partner reports to government on Phase Two of HS2

  1. HS2 station location: economic impacts for Sheffield

    • Independent report
  2. HS2: hub station proposition at Crewe

    • Independent report
  3. Economic impact of HS2 to Derby summary report

    • Independent report

Background to HS2

  1. HS2 route flyover

    • Promotional material
  2. High speed rail: a catalyst for high speed Britain

    • Promotional material
Published 24 July 2013