Find out more about the HS2 route and which areas of the UK it will affect.
The route for Phase 1 of HS2, running between London and Birmingham, has been confirmed by the government, although minor tweaks are still possible. Full details are available on the HS2 website, or for an aerial view of the route, please see our maps below.
The government's proposed route plans for Phase 2 of HS2 linking Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester are still being finalised and will be published later this year. More details of HS2 Phase 2.
Phase 1 maps
This imagery is illustrative of the published route but makes no allowance for those stretches of the line where the railway is underground (i.e. within a tunnel or green tunnel).