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HS2 Ph2B Bill

Latest communication from HS2 

The Government has introduced the High Speed Rail (Crewe – Manchester) Bill into Parliament to seek the powers to build and operate the next section of the HS2 route, between Crewe and Manchester, with a connection to the West Coast Main Line to serve stations in Scotland and the North-West.

The Bill process could take a number of years and we’ll keep you updated you on its progress. You can find out more about it on our website at www.hs2.org.uk/crewe-manchester.

We have written separately to people whose land or property is directly affected by our proposals.

Documents published alongside the Bill include:

  • An Environmental Statement that reports the environmental impacts of the planned new railway;
  • Parliamentary Plans and Sections, showing the works and land required for the construction and operation of the planned new railway.

These and the other Bill documents can be found at www.gov.uk/hs2-phase2b-crewe-manchester. Here you can also find a list of the public libraries and local authority offices that hold the Bill documents for viewing.

Public consultations on the Environmental Statement and Equality Impact Assessment Report will be held between 25 January and 31 March 2022.

Information about the outcomes of consultations held on the new railway in 2018 (Working draft Environmental Statement and EQIA consultations) and 2020 (Western Leg Design Refinement Consultation) has also been published. Visit www.hs2.org.uk/crewe-manchester in the first instance to find out more.

Finally, we are holding a series of webinars over the next few weeks, where you will be able to ask questions about the planned new railway and the contents of the Bill. You can find details of these and register to attend at: www.hs2.org.uk/events.

If you have any questions about the information contained in this communication, please contact the HS2 Helpdesk at  or on 08081 434 434