Toton & Chetwynd East Midlands Hub

A new vision for Toton & Chetwynd

The scheduled closure of the historic Chetwynd Barracks in 2024 and the start of works at Toton East Midlands Hub gives the opportunity to regenerate and reimagine communities on the borders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Initial plans include the development of cycle pathways, green spaces, new schools, healthcare facilities and modern communities which offer affordable and carbon neutral homes.

These ambitious plans aim to create jobs, housing and transport links, connecting old and new communities over the next 20 years.

The East Midlands Hub station at Toton will be one of the best-connected places in the UK and create tens of thousands of jobs. It will provide two stations in one with conventional services arriving from the existing networks and HS2 services on the new high-speed lines.

The East Midlands Hub will be one of the most connected stations on the HS2 network, putting the station within:

19 minutes

From Birmingham

28 minutes

From Leeds

39 minutes

From York

51 minutes

From London Euston

Derby and Nottingham city centres will be a 12-minute hop by conventional rail shuttle services and there will be direct services to the wider region.

“This is an ideal template for rebalancing the economy. HS2 is not just about the new rail infrastructure – it is the biggest investment in our region for a century. The high-speed network must be built-in full if we want to unlock the full potential of the Midlands.”

Maria Machancoses, Chief Executive of Midlands Connect