Scheduled maintenance

Some of our online forms will be unavailable from 8am Saturday 28 January to 8am Monday 30 January 2023. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. You can find help with accessing grants, useful advice and money that you may be entitled to by visiting our cost of living support page

Overview

The UK’s railways support 1.25 billion passenger journeys per year and growing levels of rail freight. Railways connect people to jobs and businesses to markets in a way that’s good for the environment and reduces road congestion.

However, capacity is almost full. The government is proposing to provide this rail capacity though a new High Speed Rail Network. HS2 will reduce Birmingham to London journey times to 49 minutes, and phase two would reduce travel times to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester.

Visit HS2 website

Visit HS2 in Birmingham website

rating button