HS2 ‘could run out of money before Yorkshire stretch is built’

A former rail chief has hit out at “flimsy” cost estimates for the high-speed line, which is due eventually to connect Yorkshire to the capital.

Lord Bradshaw, a former British Rail chief operations manager, told the Lords he was wholeheartedly behind the HS2 project.

But he said costings for the £55.7 billion project were not “soundly based” or up to date due to “flimsy cost estimates”.

The Liberal Democrat peer warned that if economies were not made in the project now there would not be enough money to extend HS2 north beyond Birmingham.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/hs2/hs2-could-run-out-of-money-before-yorkshire-stretch-is-built-1-8352102

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