This web site provides information about the proposal for
the High Speed 2 railway line (HS2).
Here is a link to some basic information
about this proposal.
You can keep up-to-date with changes to this web site
by following the twitter feed
or by going to the
The proposal is in two phases:
Phase 1 is from London to the West Midlands
and Phase 2 takes the line to the North
(including Leeds and Manchester).
The latest version of the route for Phase 1
(the post consultation route)
was published by the Department for Transport on January 10th 2012.
The latest version of the route for Phase 2
(the consultation route)
was published by the Department for Transport on July 17th 2013.
This web site has web pages providing
the route of Phase 1
the route of Phase 2.
The underlying map can be from the Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap, Google or Bing.
You can get a web page displaying
a map close to a specific place.
And once you've done that there are details about how
you could include such a map on your own web page.
You can also display other information on this map such as
nature areas and places
where paths cross the route.
Information about the crossing points of
paths is only available
for some parts of the route of Phase 1
and is available for the route of Phase 2
where councils have released data about their public rights of way.
Unfortunately, for Phase 2 the crossing points
are based on old data about the route of Phase 2.
However, I don't think this will affect many crossing points.
These crossing points
are also available in a
csv file for Phase 1
csv file for Phase 2.
This web site also has web pages giving
information about specific locations
that are on the route of Phase 1.
And it also has
KML files for the route of Phase 1
KML files for the route of Phase 2.
This web site also provides links to the maps provided by the
Department of Transport.