HS2 – how will Nottingham be affected?

Artist's impression of the HS2 station at Toton

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 our business and our leisure travel.

While Nottingham City Council isn’t directly responsible for the development of local rail services we regularly meet with the rail companies and Network Rail. We also respond to industry consultations where we make our feelings known as to what Nottingham and its residents need in terms of a rail service.

High Speed Rail

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.

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.

Key benefits:

  • Increased capacity and improved reliability
  • A new fleet of electric trains in line with the Midland Mainline electrification
  • Longer, faster and quieter trains
  • Improved journey times

Current consultation

Consultations are currently ongoing around the likely impacts of HS2 on the environment and equality. For more information visit the HS2 website. 

If you’d like to see paper copies, these are available to view at Nottingham Central Library or Bilborough Library until the consultation closes on 21 December.