Route of HS2 proposed route out of Birmingham
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HS2 route: Birmingham to Leeds in one minute

28 January 2013 Last updated at 16:28 GMT

Details of the next phase of the £32bn HS2 high-speed rail network have been unveiled by the government.

The preferred route of phase two goes north from Birmingham along two branches; one line will pass through Crewe, Manchester Airport and Manchester city centre while the other will go to Leeds via Toton near Nottingham and Sheffield.