HS2 East Midlands Hub Connectivity

The HS2 station at Toton is a game changer for the East Midlands. To maximize its potential, people in nearby towns and cities must be able to access the high speed network quickly and easily.

The HS2 East Midlands Hub Connectivity study, part-funded by Midlands Connect in partnership with East Midlands Councils, is examining what modes and methods of transport will best link users to the station.

The conclusions of this study will outline a range of local transport enhancements across heavy rail, light rail and road, including: tram extensions, improved local rail and bus links, new road access schemes, cycling provisions and pedestrian infrastructure.

Our research to date suggests that running four trains per hour from Toton to Leicester, Nottingham and Derby could drive significant economic benefits. The next stage of work will tell us how we can best optimise connectivity along other rail corridors servicing towns across the East Midlands, including Loughborough, Matlock, Mansfield, Newark, Alfreton and Grantham

£4 billion

a year, by 2043, generated for the East Midlands economy by HS2

Next steps

A Strategic Outline Business Case is being prepared, part funded by Midlands Connect in partnership with East Midlands Councils. 

Delivery is in line with HS2, and the estimated capital cost is c. £330 million. 


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