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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 link London to Birmingham, and then the second phase will 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, and keep up to date with the latest news on the government website here.

Find out if HS2 will affect where you live here.

HS2 in Camden

You can sign up for email notifications from HS2 in Camden here to find out 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 in and pass through the area.

HS2 in Camden have a community information centre at 112 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PS. It  is temporarily closed due to Government guidance  on COVID-19.

If you’d like to get in contact with HS2 in Camden, you can email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk or call 08081 434 434.

Camden Council

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.

HS2 in Camden fund

The HS2 in Camden Fund is there to support Camden communities during the construction of the high speed railway. Find out more about the fund and how to apply here.

Road, lane and footpath closures:

The west side of Euston Square Gardens will stay closed until HS2 construction is finished.

News and upcoming events:

  • Information on funds available to communities and local economies disrupted by the construction of HS2.
  • The Department of Transport has appointed a independent Construction Commissioner, who will do reviews of complaints about construction that HS2 receive.
  • The construction work is likely to create a lot of noise and vibration that will affect people living near HS2 worksites, so HS2 are offering to install noise insulation in some circumstances. Find out if you qualify for noise insulation.
  • The HS2 Team discovered time capsules during the demolition of the National Temperance Hospital.  The Museum of London Archaeology have lent their show cabinet of the contents of the capsules to the HS2 Team, so you can take a look at the contents at the HS2 in Camden information centre when it reopens


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 full in 2023.

Crossrail 2

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.