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

The initial proposal for the HS2 was to create it in two phases, Phase 1 being from London to the West Midlands (including Birmingham) and Phase 2 taking the line further North. In 2015, it was decided to develop Phase 2 in 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 two routes for each leg of Phase 2b. There's the consultation route (published in 2013) and the preferred route (published in November 2016). 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). 

This web page provides maps for the preferred 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 November 2016 for the preferred route of Phase 2b.

To see a map showing how close the preferred route for Phase 2b comes to some place, type into the box below the name of the place (e.g., Kegworth), a postcode (e.g., DE74 2ED) or a grid reference (e.g.,SK486267, SK48682675 or SK4868126752). 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 Kegworth you could type in keg and it would find any place that has keg as part of its name.

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

map of the routes of HS2