HS2 cost is now £42.6bn including contingency (over £50bn in 2013 prices)

HS2AA response was “This increase in cost comes as no surprise. HS2 has failed every test of public scrutiny it’s received. With the Preparation Bill now giving Government a blank cheque it really is time to call a halt to HS2 and think again. It’s time to recognise HS2 for what it is – not an ’engine for growth’, but an ‘investment in folly’.

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