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The integrated high speed station at Preston will be at the heart of one of Britain’s most networked cities.

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HS2 will transform transport links for Lancashire

HS2 trains will serve the current stations in Preston and Lancaster where passengers can access the high speed network.

HS2 Services in Lancashire

Preston to:

  • Birmingham Interchange, HS2 time 44 minutes, current time 116 minutes
  • Birmingham, HS2 time 50 minutes, current time 96 minutes
  • London, HS2 time 78 minutes, current time 128 minutes

Lancaster from:

  • London, H2 time 101 minutes, current time 144 minutes. Via Interchange between HS2 services at Preston.

HS2 is integral to local plans to drive growth

It will create jobs and secure investment years before it arrives. The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership believes that productivity gains from the impact of HS2 services to the area could help provide an extra £600m for the region.

HS2 will reinforce Preston’s position as a strategic rail hub
The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership sees Preston as the engine to establish an ‘arc of prosperity’ running from Lancaster and through to Blackpool, Blackburn and Burnley taking in Lancashire’s aerospace, energy, tourism and higher education sectors. In Preston itself, HS2 could mean 75,000 extra visitors a year, adding £3.3m to the city’s economy annually.

91 North West businesses have already delivered work on HS2

Over half of all companies delivering work for HS2 are small and medium sized businesses.