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Cost implications of cutting HS2 rolling stock order under consideration

25 January 2024
 

HS2 Ltd has advised the DfT not to reduce the number of high speed trains on order although fewer services than originally planned will operate, as a consequence of the reduction in the HS2 project’s scale. The Government is still considering the matter.

In December 2021, Hitachi and Alstom announced that they had won the order to build and maintain 54 HS2 trains in a contract worth around £2bn. Since then it has become clear that HS2’s capacity will be lower than expected in...

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