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Johnson ponders HS2 as DfT and Commons clash on costs

High Speed Rail

Andrew Forster
05 July 2019
 

Boris Johnson has promised an urgent review of the HS2 project if he is elected Conservative leader, and thus Prime Minister, later this month. 

In a Q&A with party members organised by the ConservativeHome website, Johnson said: “HS2 has a weak business case. Costs are spiralling vertiginously. The company is deeply disorganised in its relations with stakeholders and residents. 

“But as a longstanding student of UK infrastructure and its defects, I hesitate before...

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