High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st July 2016.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the official distances between London and Birmingham are for the (a) shortest journey by road, (b) shortest existing journey by rail and (c) projected High Speed 2 line.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

(a) Highways England do not collect shortest road journey information, however information available via online route planning tools shows that a journey from London Charing Cross to Birmingham Town Hall, via the A40, M40, M42 and A34 requires a journey of 118 miles (b) 113 miles between London Euston and Birmingham New Street. The distance between the principal Birmingham station and nearest London terminal and (c) approximately 109 miles to the nearest mile.

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