Building of HS2 to cost £403m a mile

A government-commissioned estimate puts the final bill at twice the official figure

The HS2 high-speed rail line will cost more than £400m per mile, making it the most expensive railway in the world, according to new calculations for the government.

The estimate, commissioned by the Department for Transport (DfT), was produced by Michael Byng, the expert who devised the standard method used by Network Rail to cost its projects.

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/building-of-hs2-to-cost-403m-a-mile-drzrdzthw

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