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High Speed UK - Links to Yorkshire & the North East



HSUK’s south-north trunk route will extend northwards from the M1 corridor to follow the East Coast Main Line via Doncaster and York to Darlington and Newcastle, and onwards through Northumberland to Scotland.  


Sheffield and Leeds will be served by means of a ‘Yorkshire Loop’, with a new station at Sheffield Victoria fully integrated with the local network, and a radical development of Leeds’ local network to enable high speed services to use the existing Leeds City station.  


A new transpennine main line will extend westwards along the corridor of the abandoned Woodhead route to Manchester (Piccadilly) and Liverpool (Lime Street).


With this core network in place, HSUK will offer the following key benefits for Yorkshire and the North-East:


A transformed Northern intercity network meeting all the requirements of the Northern Powerhouse.

Capacity generated to allow approx. doubling of local services.

A new transpennine freight route via Woodhead linking to east and west coasts.

For further information please refer to:


A05 The Northern Poorhouse

M07 HSUK South Yorkshire map

M11 HSUK West Yorkshire map

M12 HSUK Vale of York map

M13 HSUK Tees Valley map

M14 HSUK Tyne & Wear map

M15 HSUK Northumberland map

M22 HSUK Humberside map

M83 HSUK TransPennine infrastructure diagram

M84 HSUK Scottish infrastructure diagram

R01 HSUK Scottish Rail Strategy

R02 HSUK North Country Rail Strategy

R03 HSUK Yorkshire Rail Strategy

R05 HSUK TransPennine Rail Strategy

R06 HSUK Potteries Rail Strategy

S01 HSUK CrossCountry services

S02 HSUK TransPennine services

S03 HSUK Northern & Scottish services

S05 HSUK Midlands & M1 Corridor services

S07 HSUK Heathrow services

S10 HSUK TransPennine service diagram

S16 HSUK Scottish service diagram

T03 HSUK/HS2 performance compared for Bradford

T09 HSUK/HS2 performance compared for Doncaster

T11 HSUK/HS2 performance compared for Huddersfield

T12 HSUK/HS2 performance compared for Hull

T13 HSUK/HS2 performance compared for Leeds

T26 HSUK/HS2 performance compared for Sheffield

T32 HSUK/HS2 performance compared for York




“HS2 modelling is shocking, biased and bonkers.”

Margaret Hodge, Chair, Public Accounts Committee


“No economic case for HS2... it will destroy jobs and force businesses to close.”

Institute of Economic Affairs

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