Policy paper

HS2 Phase One information papers: construction (series D)

An outline of the construction methods, design, security and timetable for HS2 Phase One (London to the West Midlands).



These documents describe:

  • an indication of the likely effects on existing rail passenger services
  • how access to residential and commercial property as a result of temporary interference with the highway will be maintained during construction works for High Speed Two (HS2) railway
  • what will be done to mitigate any risks of disruption to public utilities during construction
  • the need for shafts along tunnels and porous portals
  • the construction timetable for Phase One of HS2, including an overview of the main stages and a timeline to the start of services
  • the working hours for the construction

Should you experience any problems, please contact the HS2 helpdesk:

HS2 helpdesk

High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd
Two Snowhill
Snow Hill Queensway

B4 6GA

As a result of restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we strongly recommend you contact us by email or phone. We may not be able to access or respond to enquiries received via post. The helpdesk team are unable to transfer calls internally to HS2 Ltd members of staff.

Published 29 July 2014