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KML files for the route of Phase 1 of the proposed HS2

A Department for Transport web page provides the post consultation route of the HS2 as a shape file for use with GiS software. A Natural England web page provides shape files describing nature areas such as Ancient Woodlands and SSSIs. With some help from others, I've converted these shape files to KML.

Here are links to several KML files. There are two variants of the KML: one provides detailed information (e.g., showing for each section of the route whether it is a cutting, a tunnel, ...) and the other just shows the route.

KML showing a detailed route KML showing a basic route
just the route (2Mb) just the route (0.9Mb)
the route plus nature areas (15Mb) the route plus nature areas (14Mb)

You could use these KML files with Google Earth.

Using a KML file in an application or on a web page

If you use any of these KML files in an application or on a web page, please include an attribution such as:

This web page uses KML that has been generated by www.thehs2.com. The KML uses data which was obtained from a shape file 
provided by the Department for Transport and released with an Open Government Licence.
If it is appropriate, also add:
The KML also uses data which was obtained from shape files provided by Natural England
and released with an Open Government Licence.

Credits

The Department for Transport web page provides a shape file describing the post consultation route of the proposed HS2. This shape file is released with an Open Government Licence. With some help from others, I've converted this shape file to KML.

A Natural England web page provides ESRI shape files describing nature areas such as Ancient Woodlands and SSSIs. These files are released with an Open Government Licence. I've also converted these files to GeoJSON. So this GeoJSON contains information supplied by Natural England and that contains information supplied by Ordnance Survey: © Crown copyright and database right 2012, All rights reserved, Ordnance Survey Licence number 100022021.