High Speed Rail
High Speed Rail: Investing in Britain’s Future
A new high speed rail network would transform the country’s economic geography. It would bring our key cities closer together, enable businesses to operate more productively, support employment growth and regeneration, provide a genuine alternative to domestic aviation, and create a platform for delivering long-term and sustainable economic growth and prosperity.
Take part in the HS2 consultation
High Speed Rail: Investing in Britain’s Future - Consultation sets out the Government’s proposed high speed rail strategy and how the recommended route for an initial high speed line from London to the West Midlands has been identified, as well as the questions on which the Government is seeking views. The consultation runs until the 29 July 2011.
You will find all the information you need to take part in the consultation on the website including detailed maps of the proposed route images and visualisations. A series of roadshows are also taking place along the line of route.
Frequently asked questions
Regularly updated questions and answers on high speed rail.
- East Midlands set to ‘Reap the Rewards’ from High Speed Rail Network, 5 April 2011
- Huge increase in commuter trains possible with HS2 – Hammond, 1 April 2011
- Speed, capacity, jobs and prosperity – North West urged to back high speed rail, 21 March 2011
- London to West Midlands Rail Alternatives - Update of Economic Appraisal, 10 March 2011
- Philip Hammond speech at the launch of High Speed Rail, 28 February 2011
High Speed Two Limited
High Speed Two Limited (HS2 Ltd) is the company set up by the Government to consider the case for new high speed rail services between London and Scotland.
HS2 Ltd was established in January 2009 to look at the feasibility of, and business case for, a new high speed rail line between London and the West Midlands; and to consider the case for high speed rail services linking London, northern England and Scotland.