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HS2’s cost is exorbitant, now wait for the eye-watering fares

David Mattinson, Managing director Mattinson Partnership London SE1
07 February 2020
 

There is much debate about the viability of HS2 with  arguments about the potential economic benefits versus the escalating costs. What seems to have been ignored, however, is what the true cost to the consumer will be. Does anyone know how much a train ticket on HS2 is likely to be from London to Birmingham or Manchester? 

With capital costs now estimated at over £100bn, the line will either have to run at a complete loss or the costs of tickets will be so astronomical that no...

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