In July 2017, the Secretary of State for Transport confirmed the preferred route for the new High Speed Rail line (HS2) from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds (known as Phase 2b).
The route will come into Leeds via Woodlesford, using the rail corridor past the Freightliner terminal in Hunslet before branching near the top of Dewsbury Road onto a viaduct linking it to the new HS2 station, roughly where Asda House is now. A series of information events are being held in June and July 2018, at which HS2 will be sharing further details of the evolving design for the railway.
This will include proposals for the location of construction sites, infrastructure associated with the railway and the realignment of major roads and public rights of way.
The new information HS2 is sharing is work in progress and may change as the design is refined in the light of complete environmental assessments and consideration of further feedback.
A spokesperson for HS2 commented:
“We hope you will take the opportunity to view and discuss our emerging plans with members of the team at one of the events. If you are unable to attend any of the events the new information on the evolving design will be available at www.hs2.org.uk from Monday 4 June.”
Events in the Leeds area:
Monday 4 June The Metropole Hotel, King Street, LS1 2HQ 2-8pm
Thursday 28 June Holiday Inn Garforth, Wakefield Road, LS25 1LH 2-8pm
Wednesday 4 July Oulton Institute, 5 Quarry Hill, LS26 8SX 2-8pm