Merriman challenges HS2 Ltd's £3bn hike in costs

23 November 2023
Huw Merriman: The Government disagrees with the £49bn to £57bn figure
Huw Merriman: The Government disagrees with the £49bn to £57bn figure

 

A £3bn rise in the estimated cost of completing phase 1 of HS2 between London and Birmingham has been challenged by the Government. HS2 Ltd, the company responsible for developing and promoting the high speed rail network, says the cost of phase 1 from Euston to Birmingham and works north to Fradley and the Handsacre Junction is between £49bn and £57bn. In a statement to Parliament, Transport Minister Huw Merriman said this was up from the figure in last month's Network North...

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