In November 2016, the Secretary of State for Transport (SoS) confirmed the majority of the Government’s preferred route for the section of the proposed high speed rail network between Crewe and Manchester (Phase 2b). 

Under the current preferred route, the HS2 line will stop at Crewe, forming a HS2 Hub Station on the site of the existing station. Crewe would receive two HS2 services to London per hour, with a journey time of just 55 minutes, cutting 30 minutes off the existing journey time of 90 minutes. HS2 services would also link to Liverpool and Preston.

Search the interactive map to find information about current or planned HS2 construction works taking place across the route.

For more information, factsheets on a range of topics and webinars on proposals visit the HS2 website.