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ITV News Central has been told by two sources that the ‘independent review’ into the future of HS2 is expected to present its findings to government ‘next Friday’ (18 October 2019), unless Brexit events intervene.

ITV News Central reporters discuss HS2 on the local evening news show | 10 Oct 2019

ITV News Central reporters discuss HS2 on the local evening news show | 10 Oct 2019

On its 6 pm evening news show (10 October 2019), reporter Mark Gough said he had learned that the phase two eastern leg from Birmingham through to the East Midlands and Yorkshire was “definitely dead”, and the western leg to Manchester was “being downgraded”.

Regarding HS2 phase one, one source had told Mr Gough that London to West Midlands would go ahead but with ‘reduced speeds, so the track is cheaper to build’. But another source had intimated that the recommendation could be that the entire scheme is suspended.

twitter, @HS2ltd (10 Oct 2019), 'The #HS2 East #Midlands Hub station at #Toton will spark a regeneration. It could provide 74,000 new jobs and add an extra £4bn a year to the economy around #Leicester #Nottingham and #Derby. Learn more about this and how journeys will be transformed: (...)'

Written by beleben

October 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

Posted in HS2, Politics

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  1. I could accept cancellation of entire scheme on the basis that the costs outway the benefits.
    If they go ahead with Phase one and Phase 2a for 75 billion to relieve one main line I would not be happy as delivery of phase 2b would bring relief to the East coast and Midland for what 11 billion?
    What are the costs?
    Michael Byng has estimated costs of over 100 billion
    I don’t want a fudge or some half baked scheme

    david gaule

    October 10, 2019 at 8:02 pm

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