HS2 to be delayed by up to five years as cost spirals to £88bn [The Guardian]





Date: 03/09/2019

Full HS2 services between London and Birmingham will be delayed by up to five years to 2031, the government has announced.The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, told parliament final completion of the northern section of the high-speed rail network would likely be pushed back by seven years until 2040.


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HS2 to be delayed by up to five years as cost spirals to up to £88bn

The Guardian

Grant Shapps tells MPs full London-Birmingham services may not begin until 2031