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High Speed 2

Planned UK high speed railway

High Speed 2 (HS2) is a partly planned high speed railway in the United Kingdom with its first phase in the early stages of construction, the second phase yet to receive full approval and the third subject to merging with Northern Powerhouse Rail, a separate project. Upon completion, the railway will link London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds in a "Y"-shaped network with new 360ย km/h (225ย mph) tracks, with spurs serving Crewe and Sheffield and selected services continuing to destinations in northern England and Scotland on the "classic network" via the West Coast Main Line and East Coast Main Line. Scheduled to open in phases between 2028 and 2040, HS2 will be the second high speed rail line in Britain capable of speeds above 186ย mph (300ย km/h), the first being High Speed 1 (HS1), which connects London to the Channel Tunnel, commissioned in the mid-2000s.

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The British government has not talked to China about helping build High Speed 2, the major rail project given the green light last week despite being billions of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Supporters and critics give their thoughts on the government decision to build HS2.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

Department for Transport confirms 'preliminary discussions' with Beijing
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

A family says the company behind HS2 has not paid them for their farm despite them being forced to hand over the keys on Friday.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

Campaigners camping at Cubbington Wood prepare for eviction after the high-speed rail line is approved.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

As HS2 gets the go-ahead, the BBC Midlands Transport Correspondent explains what could happen next.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Travellers and people living in Leeds give mixed reactions to the government go-ahead for HS2.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

By the time the project is complete, eleven years late and ยฃ100bn over budget, we'll all be using driverless cars anyway
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

As plans for HS2 are confirmed, homes in Burton Green will be bulldozed to make way for the track.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Boris Johnson says he will appoint a full-time minister to oversee the project and "restore discipline".
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Extensions to Manchester and Leeds under review as part of a 'master plan for high-speech north'
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Manchester passengers call HS2 "a raw deal", while the council leader says it is "very good news".
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Report comes after Johnson tells 10-year-old that with 'a hole the size of HS2, the only thing to do is keep digging'
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Boris Johnson will announce the entire line will be built but the northern phase will be reviewed.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

The controversial high-speed rail project could potentially cost as much as ยฃ106bn.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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