By Will Ing2019-09-12T05:00:00
We all know about its ballooning budget but it could be procurement problems that take HS2 off track
Poor HS2. It’s had a tough time recently.
It has been a decade since the project was conceived and there seem to be more people than ever who think it’s a terrible idea.
The year kicked off badly when it emerged in January that the chief executive of High Speed 2, Mark Thurston, had floated a number of cost-cutting measures – including reducing the speed of trains on the line by 50km/h. It got worse barely a week later when Sir Terry Morgan, former chair of HS2, admitted that “nobody knows” how much the scheme would cost.
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