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Birmingham City Council

HS2 Next Steps

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

Phase 1

Phase 2

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