HS2: Aerial footage shows what London to Birmingham route looks like now
Aerial footage shows the London to Birmingham leg of the HS2 high-speed rail network – and the current state of its construction.
On Thursday the next phase, which will run from the West Midlands to Crewe, was given the final go-ahead.
It’s the largest infrastructure project in Europe and now expected to cost more than £100bn.
Some critics describe HS2 as a “vanity project” arguing money could have been spent better connecting parts of northern England and it’s also been criticised by environmental campaigners.
But supporters say it will provide a vital link to the Midlands and northern England.
The project is unlikely to be completed before 2040.