High Speed Rail
High Speed Two is a multi-billion pound project to build Britain’s new high speed rail network.
The Government’s decision to locate a station in the Sheffield City Region recognises this area’s strategic economic importance to future UK growth plans.
The LEP Board, which includes the nine leaders from across the City Region, fully support Government plans for a new high speed rail network.
Key facts and stats of the project:
- 330 miles of new track
- 4 brand new stations and 5 redeveloped
- Budget of £42.6bn (including £14.4bn contingency)
- 53.4 km of the route in tunnels
- 18.5km of the route on viaducts
The LEP is working with Government to ensure that the Sheffield City Region maximises the benefits of this huge project. This includes:
- Fully backing the Sheffield City Region proposal to bring the national HS2 College to Doncaster
- Ensuring that local businesses are kept up-to-speed on the supply chain benefits
- Responding to Government on key consultations to ensure that the case for HS2 in the City Region is made strongly and clearly
Local leaders in Sheffield City Region are backing a new campaign which aims to ensure that local organisations are ready to benefit from the business opportunities that HS2 will bring. The campaign is called ontrack4hs2. More information can be found by following the link below:
HS2 East has formed to make sure the Eastern Leg of HS2 is delivered in full and as soon as possible. More information can be found by following the link below: