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HS2 Ltd is developing and promoting the UK's new high speed railway network

Solihull's Interchange Station will be at the centre of the high speed railway network HS2 Ltd will build.

HS2 Ltd

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited is the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high speed rail network. It is funded by grant-in-aid from the government.

HS2 Ltd is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Transport.

Who we are

HS2 Ltd began operations in January 2009. We currently employ about 1,600 people, with the majority of staff working at our headquarters in Birmingham.

As a high-performing, innovative organisation, we will deliver value for money. We will do this by applying the best in worldwide design and construction techniques. We will keep a tight grip on costs. We are determined to deliver HS2 on time and on budget. We will achieve new standards in infrastructure delivery, operational resilience and passenger experience.

HS2 Ltd will set the standard for the delivery of transport systems and infrastructure by:

  • engaging with all our stakeholders fairly and meaningfully;
  • delivering value through effective management of the design and build programme; and
  • building and operating a safe, sustainable and reliable system to provide exceptional levels of service to passengers.

Learn more about our executive and board.

Our responsibilities

We are responsible for ensuring that the HS2 rail network is:

  • designed, built and operates to the highest safety standards;
  • built and operated sustainably, responsibly and respectfully of the communities, wildlife and places it affects; and
  • reliable, seamless and easy to use for all passengers and well-integrated with existing transport systems.

We also work with our suppliers to build a skilled workforce that supports economic growth across the UK.

Corporate information

HS2’s corporate plan includes a review of performance and sets out key objectives and a high-level delivery plans These outline: our vision, mission and values.

Download the HS2 corporate plan.

Download the HS2 organisational chart.

You can also find information we publish, the way we publish it and if you will need to pay a charge to see it in our Publication Scheme guide.


Find out about how HS2 Ltd is governed.

Our governance


Transparency data

Transparency data, such as workforce management information, spending and forum minutes, can be found on GOV.UK. This is in line with government policy on publishing transparency data.

Transparency data