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High Speed 2 Line: Chilterns

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 110585, tabled on 31 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when HS2 construction plans and timetables for the Chilterns will be published.

Answered on

7 November 2017

HS2 Ltd awarded stage 1 of the main works civil engineering contracts for the Phase One route from London to the West Midlands in July 2017. This stage primarily covers scheme design and pre-construction activities. Once this is completed a construction plan and timetable for the line of route, including the Chilterns, will be agreed with HS2 Ltd. This will be available by the end of 2018. Enabling works are currently underway including ground investigations, habitat creations and highway improvements. HS2 Ltd will continue to engage with communities to make sure they are made aware in advance of any activities taking place in their area.