Construction of HS2 extension could start by 2025

The second phase of the HS2 high speed rail network is still subject to a consultation, but this is what the government is proposing so far:

  • Consultation to start this year
  • Final route chosen by end of 2014
  • Leeds to London journey time reduced from 1h28m to 41 minutes
  • Manchester to London journey time reduced from 1h58m to 58 minutes
  • Building could begin around 2025 with the line opening by 2033

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High speed rail route revealed

The routes of high speed rail links to cities in the north of England have been unveiled in a move that will cut journey times and what the Government hopes will act as an "engine for growth" for the economy.