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The proposal to build the High Speed 2 railway line (HS2)

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 @thehs2 or by going to the tweets page.

The proposal is in two phases: Phase 1 is from London to the West Midlands (including Birmingham) 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 maps showing the route of Phase 1 and 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 and a 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 and KML files for the route of Phase 2.

This web site also provides links to the maps provided by the Department of Transport.

map of the routes