How HS2 and Crossrail developments will affect you
This page is to find out more about the construction work to build HS2 and Crossrail2.
HS2 is a new high-speed rail network, planned by the government, which will firstly link London to Birmingham, then the second phase of the work will involve building railway lines to link Birmingham to Manchester and to Leeds. Euston station will be the new railway’s end station in London. The Government were given permission to start building the railway in February 2017 and they expect the construction work will last until 2033.
You can see an interactive map of where the railway line will be, here.
HS2 in Camden
You can sign up for email notifications from HS2 in Camden here about what they’re planning for the area, how the railway is being built and what they’re doing to make it less disruptive for those who live and pass through the area.
HS2 in Camden have a community information centre where you can drop in at the following times:
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-4pm
- Thursday: 4pm-8pm
- First Saturday of every month: 10am-2pm
The new permanent location of the HS2 in Camden information centre is 112 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PS, which used to be the National Temperance Hospital. It will open on Thursday 19 July.
If you’d like to get in contact with HS2 in Camden, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08081 434 434.
Camden Council have their own webpage about HS2 where you can sign up to their HS2 e-newsletter and find out more about HS2 and what the council are doing to reduce the impact of the work on the community.
News and upcoming events:
Road, lane and footpath closures:
- The west side of Euston Square Gardens, closed to the public in mid-January, will stay closed until HS2 construction is finished.
The Crossrail programme involves building a new railway for London and the South East. As well as an over-ground line going as far as Reading to Shenfield, there will be a new tube line called The Elizabeth line which goes through central London and is expected to open in autumn 2019.
Crossrail 2 is a proposed new railway which would link Surrey to Hertfordshire via an underground tunnel under central London. It would provide new routes for people travelling through London. The new railway would stop at numerous locations including Euston St. Pancras and Tottenham Court Road.
You can see a map of the proposed route, here.
Visit the Crossrail 2 website for more information.