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Fewer and slower trains to cut HS2 costs?

HIGH SPEED RAIL

18 January 2019
 

The number of trains using the proposed HS2 high-speed rail network could be cut and their speed reduced, in order to deliver the project within budget. 

The options appear in a letter from Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the Commons and Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire, to HS2 Ltd chief executive Mark Thurston. The letter was sent following a presentation Thurston gave to the All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group in November. 

Although Leadsom did not attend, she said her...

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