HS2 could be scrapped as critic given role in independent review

Government needs clear evidence before going ahead, says transport secretaryThe future of the HS2 high-speed rail project has been thrown into doubt after the government launched a “go or no go” review into the proposed £55.7bn network, with...

HS2 could be scrapped as critic given role in independent review

Government needs clear evidence before going ahead, says transport secretary

The future of the HS2 high-speed rail project has been thrown into doubt after the government launched a “go or no go” review into the proposed £55.7bn network, with a leading critic of the scheme as its joint author.

The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, said on Wednesday that the government needed “clear evidence” before deciding whether to go ahead.

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