HS2 contracts worth £6.6bn awarded by UK government

HS2 contracts worth £6.6bn awarded by UK government

Construction work billed to start in 2018 announced as transport minister prepares to to announce changes to final Manchester and Leeds routes

The government has awarded £6.6bn in contracts to build the new high-speed railway between London and Birmingham, to companies including crisis-ridden construction firm Carillion.

Construction work is due to begin in earnest next year on new stations, tunnels, embankments and viaducts on the London to Birmingham line, which forms the first phase of the controversial HS2 project.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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