The Anonymous Widower

High Speed Two Services

This diagram shows High Speed Two services.


  1. Trains to the left of the vertical black line are Phase 1 and those to the right are Phase 2.
  2. Full-Size trains are shown in blue.
  3. Classic-Compatible trains are shown in yellow.
  4. The dotted circles are where trains split and join.
  5. In the red boxes routes alternate every hour.

Click on the diagram to enlarge it.

September 14, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel |


  1. Do you have a link to the relevant HS2 page document please.

    What does the dotted circle mean – train divides?

    Interesting that Lockerbie is a stop on the Birmingham to Glasgow/Edinburgh service – currently this is a stop on the TPE Manchester AIrport to Glasgow/Edinburgh (alternating) hourly service. Maybe the odd Avanti stops at Lockerbie.
    Same comment for Motherwell.

    Would be interesting for it also to show all other passenger services between Preston amd Glasgow/Edinburgh to get a full picture.

    Penrith and Oxenholme are not happy – no direct London service – people do NOT want to change trains when traveling from Cumbria to London.

    I guess Warrington is equally unhappy.

    Maybe the second Liverpool (i.e. the Liverpool only) should be 200+200 where the other half goes onto Warrington, Wigan. Preston, Lancaster, Oxenholme, Penrith, Carlisle, Glasgow/Edinburgh.

    Comment by chilterntrev | September 14, 2021 | Reply

    • I have said that the Liverpool train could train at Crewe with the other half going to Chester and along the North Wales Coast.

      I also think there’s capacity for a Liverpool and Birmingham service.

      If you look at the specification of the trains for HS2, there’s some emphasis on splitting and joining in two minutes.

      There are certainly a lot of possibilities.

      But given the rows about the East Coast Main Line timetable, we ain’t seen nothing yet!

      Comment by AnonW | September 14, 2021 | Reply

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