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Phase two of HS2 accidentally revealed

Nottinghamshire County Council have sent an email revealing parts of phase two of HS2.

Under the latest plans, the line will split at Water Orton, east of Birmingham, with the eastern branch heading towards Nottingham and Derby, going under East Midlands Airport and swinging north past East Midlands Parkway and Trent junction to a new East Midlands station at Toton Sidings.

North of Toton the line is expected to broadly follow the M1 northwards.

The western branch will run via Crewe and on to Manchester. More to follow.

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