High Speed 2 Railway (HS2) is a development proposal to run trains up to 225mph from London to the north of England. The section planned within our area is Phase 2B, which will connect the line to Manchester and Leeds.
In the latter half of 2018, HS2 carried out a consultation on the Phase 2B working draft Environmental Statement which described the emerging design of the Phase 2B route with initial likely impacts. The details were lacking in this early stage document but there was sufficient information for the Trust to submitted a thorough response, which we will build on in due course as more information becomes available. You can download our response here and read our news story about this here.
We are expecting a further consultation in 2019 on impacts of the Sheffield Midland Main Line electrification and we will provide further details here once this is published.