Phase one of HS2 will end up costing taxpayers more than twice as much as official estimates, according to a new assessment.
Quantity surveyor Michael Byng believes the London to West Midlands route will cost £51bn in 2015 prices, compared with the £24bn in 2013 prices quoted by the DfT.
Byng had previously costed phase one at £48bn based on HS2 Ltd design drawings from January 2013 (LTT21 Jul 17). He has now increased the estimate to reflect revised project...+80% more
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