Inconceivable to suggest cost of HS2 set to spiral, says Chris Grayling

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said it is “incredible, inconceivable and simply nonsense” to suggest the cost of HS2 is set to spiral.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said it is “incredible, inconceivable and simply nonsense” to suggest the cost of HS2 is set to spiral.

Mr Grayling told MPs that reports over the weekend were based on speculation from people not involved in the flagship high-speed rail project.

He also blamed his late appearance in the Commons on “cock-up not conspiracy”, with MPs having earlier expressed anger that Mr Grayling had not appeared at the despatch box to confirm HS2’s final routes to Leeds and Manchester.

Campaign group Stop HS2 said leaks from inside the project suggested the 351-mile line could end up costing in the region of £200 billion – nearly four times the current £55.7 billion budget.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/news-wire/inconceivable-to-suggest-cost-of-hs2-set-to-spiral-says-chris-grayling-1-8654889

StopHS2: http://stophs2.org/

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4 Responses to Inconceivable to suggest cost of HS2 set to spiral, says Chris Grayling

  1. Chuffin train says:

    If its ever built then grayling will have long left the political stage so he knows he will not be held accountable. So he can keep scoffing and dismissing

  2. poetmorgan says:

    Grayling, are you from planet earth?

  3. Beria 53 says:

    This statement tells us nothing about the future probabale cost escalations of HS2. It does tell us a great deal about the mental capacity abilitu of Chris Grayling.

  4. trambuster says:

    Yeah and when it does become credible, conceivable and simply obvious that costs are spiralling, Quisling and his ilk will have pissed off from government and no doubt creaming off some big fat ‘consultation’ fees on some other pointless and expensive publicly funded project.

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