Merseyside will be part of the high speed network
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It shares the infrastructural assets of both cities including the two international airports.
The arrival of HS2 services at Warrington Bank Quay station will provide new opportunities to reinforce the town’s status as a transport hub and its reputation as a great place to work, live and do business.
With journey times from Warrington to London cut to just over an hour, HS2 represents a significant uplift in connectivity for the three million people who live within 30 minutes drive of Warrington. This is the largest workforce catchment in the UK outside of London and Warrington has been working to ensure HS2 is integrated in its plans for economic growth.
Merseyside will be plugged into the high speed network
HS2 Services in Merseyside
To London from:
- Warrington, HS2 time 73 minutes, current time 104 minutes
- Liverpool, HS2 time 94 minutes, current time 134 minutes
- Runcorn, HS2 time 74 minutes, current time 112 minutes
The arrival of HS2 services in Warrington Bank Quay station will provide new opportunities to reinforce the town’s status as a transport hub. Warrington has been working to ensure HS2 is integrated into its plans for economic growth. This includes the creation of 26,000 new homes, 24,000 new jobs in the town itself and 31,000 in the wider area by 2040.
HS2 is integral to local plans to drive growth
It will help create jobs and secure investment years before it arrives. The Linking Liverpool campaign’s ambitions include creating 20,000 new jobs, building 10,000 new homes and boosting the city region’s economy by £15 billion through improved connectivity. We’re working with Warrington Borough Council, Liverpool City Region, Liverpool City Council, and Halton Borough Council to ensure the region achieves the full potential of HS2.
91 North West businesses have already delivered work on HS2
They’re some of the nearly 2,000 businesses across the nation to have delivered work for HS2.