Berkeley calls for review of HS2 as predicted Phase 1 costs soar to £48bn [RTM]





Date: 02/04/2017

Developing HS2 Phase 1 from London to the West Midlands will cost an estimated £48bn double the figure quoted by ministers in December last year, new estimates by QS Michael Byng, the author of the Suite of Rail Method of Measurement documents commissioned by Network Rail, have revealed. Todays revelation, according to lord Berkeley, means that the entire cost of HS2 £48.7bn (excluding rolling stock) will actually be taken up by Phase 1, leaving no cash left to complete Phase 2A to Crewe and Phase 2B to Leeds. [From Richard Buckby]


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Berkeley calls for review of HS2 as predicted Phase 1 costs soar to £48bn