Toton Station confirmed as part of High Speed 2 route

The Government has announced that the HS2 rail line will have a station at Toton which will serve Derby and Nottingham.

There will also be further consultation on whether the route should go round or tunnel under East Midlands Airport – and on what the exact route through Long Eaton should be.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the preferred route for the £56bn project today, saying passengers travelling on the East Coast and West Coast main lines will benefit from more services and extra seats once the high-speed rail project is completed.

Phase 1 of HS2 is due to open in December 2026, and will see trains travel at high speed between London and Birmingham before running on from Birmingham on the existing West Coast Main Line.

Phase 2, taking the high-speed line to north-east and north-west England and beyond, is due to be completed by around 2032/33.

The proposed journey times from Toton would be:

  • Birmingham in 20 minutes
  • Birmingham Interchange (for Birmingham Airport) in 17 minutes
  • Derby in 12 minutes
  • Leeds in 27 minutes
  • Leicester in 21 minutes
  • London in 52 minutes
  • Newcastle in 1 hour and 36 minutes
  • Nottingham in 12 minutes
  • Sheffield in 26 minutes

You can read more about the route by clicking here.

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