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Andrew Adonis on the cost of HS2

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In 2015, Andrew Adonis, the former Secretary of State for Transport, was telling the world that High Speed Two was not a £50 billion project, but “a £28 billion project with a 50% contingency”.

But in a 9 July 2021 Prospect Magazine article about prime minister Boris Johnson, Mr Adonis described HS2 as the “£100 bn high-speed line from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds”.

In reality, it is unlikely that the Y network as currently planned could be completed for anything close to £100 billion, so there are probably some ‘notable’ changes to the project in the pipeline, as it were.

Written by beleben

July 13, 2021 at 11:05 am

Posted in HS2

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  1. I note the recent search for a contractor to carry out ground surveys to determine the route North of Birmingham – rather late in the project to do this?

    d9015

    July 13, 2021 at 11:49 am


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