HS2 – how will Nottingham be affected?

An artist's impression of the Toton station

HS2 – how will Nottingham be affected?

Train travel is an important part of our transport strategy – it is essential that Nottingham is well connected to London and other core cities for both business and leisure opportunities.

There is a compelling case in favour of high speed rail in supporting national economic growth and easing the pressure on the existing rail network. The City Council wholeheartedly supports the location of the proposed East Midlands Hub Station at Toton.

Key benefits:

  • Increased capacity and improved reliability
  • A new fleet of electric trains
  • Longer, faster and quieter trains
  • Improved journey times

HS2 journey times from Toton


Find out more about the benefits for our region

Get on board with HS2 in the East Midlands

HS2 East -Mind the Gap – The role of HS2’s Eastern Leg in bridging England’s east-west divide

Residents were able to speak to staff from the HS2 project and discuss the proposals and how they would impact on their area and homes at consultation events in early 2017. A final route for HS2 (2b – from Birmingham to Leeds) was confirmed in July 2017. For the latest information on the route visit here.

Consultations around the environmental and equality impacts of HS2 were carried out in late 2018. Outcomes will be available here (equality impact) and here (environmental impact).

Previous news

December 2020 – Nottingham City Council urges Government to stand by its commitment to HS2

January 2019 – Leader backs calls for HS2 commitment