HS2 project's costs and timetable in urgent need of clarity, MPs warn

HS2 project's costs and timetable in urgent need of clarity, MPs warn

Parliament and public ‘still in the dark’ about high-speed rail project’s future, public accounts committee report says

Urgent clarity is needed over the future of £55bn HS2 high-speed rail project, MPs have warned, criticising the “significant uncertainty” faced by local communities as the government deliberates.

MPs on the influential public accounts committee have said the government must set out “a realistic timetable for delivering HS2” and that the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, should make clear by the autumn if the first stage of the route, from London to the West Midlands, will be complete by 2026. In June, the National Audit Office said HS2’s first phase could potentially be delayed by up to a year.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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