The government has projected the following journey times when the HS2 high speed rail network is completed:
- Manchester to Birmingham - 41m (roughly half of current journey time)
- Manchester to London - 1h 8m (roughly half of current journey time)
- Leeds to Birmingham - 57m (down from 1h 58m)
- Leeds to London - 1hr 22m (down from 2h 12m)
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