Birmingham City Council

HS2 Next Steps

The key milestones in the current forward programme for HS2 are:

Phase 1

Phase 2

Summer 2013

Consultation on preferred route for Phase 2 launched 17 July 2014

End of 2013

Introduce into Parliament a Hybrid Bill to provide necessary powers to construct and operate Phase 1 of the railway

Early 2014

Consultation on preferred route for Phase 2 - closes 31 January 2014

2015

Hybrid Bill for Phase 1 planned to receive Royal Assent, then preparatory works start

Commence engineering design, environmental impact assessment and preparation of Hybrid Bill for Phase 2

2017

Main Phase 1 construction works start

2026/27

Phase 1 opens to passengers

2032

Phase 2 opens to passengers