How we build HS2 is as important as what we build. Learn more about the environment, archaeology and other aspects of construction.
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We will deliver a railway that respects the natural environment by conserving, replacing or enhancing wildlife habitats.
Preparing for construction is a once-in-a-generation archaeology opportunity will allow us to reveal over 10,000 years of British history.
Our aspiration is to be a good neighbour every single day. Find out about community engagement.
In your area
Looking after the health and safety of everyone who works on, or is impacted by, HS2 is at the heart of everything we do.
Health and safety
We will enhance the lives of future generations of people in Britain by designing a transformational rail system that is admired globally
Learn more about our education resources, and the skills needed to design, build and operate the railway.
Learn about the HS2 Phase One route, construction, undertakings and assurances, and our community websites.
Phase One: London to West Midlands
Services on Phase 2a will carry passengers from London to Crewe on the high speed line, and beyond.
Phase 2a: West Midlands to Crewe
Extending the high speed network to Manchester and Leeds, and beyond.
Phase 2b: Crewe to Manchester, West Midlands to Leeds