HS2 updates

All the news about HS2 in Warwickshire

High Speed Two (HS2) is a new high speed railway that will link London to Birmingham and Manchester, the East Midlands and Leeds.  Phase One of the project links London with the West Midlands.

Main civils construction work for Phase One is due to commence at the beginning of 2019 and the delivery of the first trains for infrastructure testing will take place in 2024.  The first passengers will travel on HS2 in late 2026.

The construction of the line is likely to cause considerable disruption for Warwickshire residents who either live near the construction works or who travel through the affected areas on a regular basis.   To keep informed of road closures, HS2 drop-in sessions and other updates please visit this page on a regular basis.


There is now significant construction work taking place along the HS2 route in Warwickshire.  Visit this page to view all the current and planned work in your region or along your route of travel.  The work notices are broken down into 5 regions of Warwickshire.  


All drop in sessions and engagement events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future due to the Government’s advice to limit all non-essential social contact.  HS2 is looking at alternative ways of engaging and communicating with you over the coming weeks and months.


Details of how communities being disrupted by HS2 construction can apply for funding are available on this page. 

Click here to read information for farmers and growers affected by HS2 construction.



Download the latest summer newsletter from HS2 for Hampton in Arden, Berkswell, Balsall Common, Burton Green, Kenilworth, providing information on works in your area over the coming months. 

There is also a separate summer newsletter for Kenilworth, Stoneleigh, Cubbington, Offchurch and Southam.

The summer newsletter for north Warwickshire can be downloaded here.  


HS2 Woodland Fund

The Woodland Fund is open to applications from landowners located within 25 miles of the Phase One route of the high speed railway.  The fund aims to help local landowners create new native, broad leaf woodlands.  To find out more about the Woodland Fund and how to apply please visit this page.  

Countdown to delivery of first trains for testing









If you have any questions about the new high speed rail, please get in touch with HS2 directly:

24/7 freephone 08081 434 434

Minicom 08081 456 472

Email: HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk


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