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Maps showing the consultation route of Phase 2b of the proposed HS2

Initially, the Department for Transport (DfT) proposed to create the HS2 in two phases: Phase 1 being from London to the West Midlands (including Birmingham) and Phase 2 taking the line further North. In 2015, Phase 2 was split into two stages: Phase 2a will be from the West Midlands to Crewe. And Phase 2b will have two legs: one from Crewe to Manchester and the other from the West Midlands to Leeds and South Yorkshire.
The map on the right uses magenta for Phase 1, yellow for Phase 2a, red for Phase 2b.

As explained on this web page, there are three routes for each leg of Phase 2b. There's the consultation route (published in 2013), the preferred route (published in November 2016) and the confirmed route (published in July 2017). I have not seen any DfT data for the confirmed route (2017). So for Phase 2b, there are two maps links in the menu on the left: one to maps showing the preferred route (2016) and the other to maps showing the consultation route (2013). As explained on this web page, for most of the route for Phase 2b, it is appropriate to look at the maps for 2016. However, for Measham the route will be a modified version of that shown in the maps for 2013.

This web page provides maps for the consultation route of Phase 2b. You can choose the underlying map to be from the Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap, Google or Bing. The route on these maps should be accurate as it is derived from data provided by the Department for Transport in July 2013 for the consultation route of Phase 2b.

To see a map showing how close the consultation route for Phase 2b comes to some place, type into the box below the name of the place (e.g., Middlewich), a postcode (e.g., CW10 9AG) or a grid reference (e.g.,SJ702662, SJ70216629 or SJ7021066291). Then click the search for place button.

If you type in the name of a place, you don't have to type in all of the name and the searching doesn't worry about capital letters. So, for example, instead of Middlewich you could type in wich and it would find any place that has wich as part of its name.

The name can be that of a town, a village, a farm, an ancient woodland or a SSSI.

The DfT's collection of maps for the confirmed route for Phase 2b are available from this web page.

map of the routes of HS2