Carmel Harrison: Scrap HS2 vanity project and invest the money in rebuilding the North’s rail services

HS2 hit the buffers again this week as it was announced that Sir Terry Morgan, the scheme’s chairman, had resigned following days of reports that he was about to be sacked.
This came after bosses at the beleaguered rail project confirmed that construction is to be put back to June next year, while costs continue to escalate to eye-watering levels.
Contracts for the first phase between London and Birmingham have overrun by more than £1bn – and this before ground has been broken. It has already cost the British taxpayer £4.1bn and businesses and home owners along the route have not yet been... read more

 
7 December 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 57
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