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Sheffield Midland will be served by classic compatible services

'Phase 2b'
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Chesterfield church

Classic compatible trains will also stop at Chesterfield.

A dedicated link taking high speed trains off the main line and running up to two trains per hour into Sheffield on existing lines whilst the main HS2 line continues to carry trains serving Leeds and further North.

HS2 Services in the East Midlands

Chesterfield to:

  • East Midlands Hub: 16 minutes
  • London: HS2 time 73 minutes, current time 105 minutes

East Midlands Hub to:

  • Birmingham Interchange: 17 minutes
  • Birmingham Curzon Street: 20 minutes
  • Leeds: 20 minutes
  • York: 35 minutes
  • London: 52 minutes
  • Newcastle: 96 minutes

HS2 is helping to attract significant investment across the East Midlands

It’s already boost the region’s economy. The East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy estimates that the arrival of HS2 could help provide 74,000 new jobs and add an extra £4bn a year to the regional economy. East Midlands Local Authorities are working together to maximise the economic potential of a new HS2 hub station at Toton and the integrated high speed station at Chesterfield. In March 2019, the Government approved £2m of funding for a new development body to oversee plans for the new HS2 station and expand East Midlands Airport. The proposed HS2 Infrastructure Maintenance Depot at Staveley offers major opportunities and Derbyshire County Council’s masterplan includes 1,500 new homes and 800 new jobs on site.

125 East Midlands businesses have already delivered work on HS2

Explore Manufacturing in Nottinghamshire has won a contract to supply major bridges, creating 35 new jobs. Over half of all companies delivering work for HS2 are small and medium sized businesses.