Closed consultation

HS2 Phase 2b: Eastern leg rolling stock depot

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Seeks views on the proposed relocation of a rolling stock depot from New Crofton to a site in the Aire Valley adjacent to the M1.

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Consultation description

In November 2016 the government confirmed the majority of the Phase 2b route and launched a consultation on seven substantial changes to the Phase 2b route. One of these proposed changes (the M18/Eastern route refinement) involved a realignment of the route from Derbyshire to West Yorkshire to reflect a change in the proposals for serving the region.

The proposed route change meant that the main high speed line would pass to the east of the New Crofton depot site, rather than the west, as had been proposed in 2013. This change altered the access to the RSD and, as a result, appeared likely to have a greater impact on the local community.

As a result, in November 2016 the Secretary of State requested a study to consider alternative sites for a RSD on the eastern leg of the Phase 2b route. High Speed Two (HS2) has now completed this study and proposed an alternative site for the Eastern Leg rolling stock depot (RSD), to the east of Leeds in the Aire Valley adjacent to the M1.

HS2 Ltd is now seeking views on this proposal to relocate the Eastern Leg RSD.

Background information

The Secretary of State for Transport recently announced the government’s decision on the route for the next phase of HS2: Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds. This part of the route is expected to open in 2033. To obtain the legal powers to build and operate this part of the railway, the government intends to deposit a hybrid Bill in Parliament during 2019.

Confidentiality and data protection

Consultation responses will be published on a publicly accessible website. Individuals’ names, addresses or signatures will not be published. However, please do not include information in your response that could identify you, unless you are happy for it to be made public.

If you do not want any of your response to be published, you should clearly mark it as ‘Confidential’ in the subject line of the email or at the top of your letter.

All information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be subject to disclosure in accordance with access to information regimes - these are, primarily, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Under the FOIA, there is a statutory Code of Practice with which public authorities must comply and which deals with our confidentiality obligations, amongst other things. In view of this, it would be helpful if you could explain in your response why you regard the information you have provided as confidential. If we receive a request for disclosure of the information you provide, we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances. An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will not, of itself, be regarded as binding for the Department for Transport or HS2 Ltd.


Published 17 July 2017
Last updated 27 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. updated factsheet about phase 2b depots is now attached
  2. First published.