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Fresh controversy about HS2 costs as Royal Assent nears

HIGH SPEED RAIL

Andrew Forster
03 February 2017
 

The Government’s hybrid Bill for the London-West Midlands high-speed railway should receive Royal Assent within the next few weeks after receiving its final reading in the House of Lords last week. But the controversy surrounding the project continues, with warnings that its costs could mushroom. 

Labour peer Lord Berkeley said a new unofficial estimate suggested that the cost of building HS2 phase 1 from London to the West Midlands was likely to be more than double the £24.3bn...

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