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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

High Speed 2

British high-speed rail project


High Speed 2
High Speed 2

High Speed 2 (HS2) is a high-speed railway line which is under construction in England. The same name is planned to be used for services which are to run on the line and beyond. The line is to run between Handsacre, in southern Staffordshire, and London, with a spur to Birmingham. A network of new train services is planned, which are to use the new line and existing conventional track to reach their destinations in the Midlands, North West England, and Scotland. HS2 is to be Britain's second purpose-built high-speed line after High Speed 1, which connects London to the Channel Tunnel. A review of the line's route is currently being undertaken with a report expected in Summer 2024, which concluded in March 2024 that the leg between Birmingham and Manchester would be funded by private investment, by the Mayors of Greater Manchester and the West Midlands. The majority of the project is planned to be completed between 2029 and 2033.

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