High Speed Rail Bridge Consultation

Important information about new High Speed (HS2) bridges at Saltley viaduct and the Aston Church Road 

I need your help putting forward views about two new bridges being built for HS2 at Saltley Viaduct and the Aston Church Road, as they will cut road links for a year, beginning in mid-2022.  

Ultimately the new High Speed 2 rail line is a game changer for our area. A train journey to Manchester will take just 41 minutes and a trip to London will take 45 minutes.

This is expected to create jobs, jobs, jobs: thousands of new jobs around the new station at Birmingham International - and thousands more in the city centre - plus up to 3,600 jobs at the new business park I’ve fought for at the old LDV-Alstom site.

However, building the line will cause disruption not least because the bridges at Saltley Viaduct and Aston Church Road have to be raised.

A lot of work has already gone into replacement plans and timing of the construction.

You can fill in the consultation survey online by going to


Or if you don’t have the internet call the freephone number on 08081 434 434.

Don’t forget to check out the new HS2 Jobs Board https://www.hs2.org.uk/supply-chain-jobs

I've battled hard over five years in Parliament to make sure HS2 works for us. This is a big bit of new infrastructure for us and I’m anxious we get it right. So please make sure you have your say.