High Speed 2 (HS2) review

HS2 is a major rail engineering project to provide improved capacity and reduced journey times between London and the north of England. It has been controversial because of its costs, impact on the countryside and questionable benefits.

The annual reports from the IPA on progress show steadily rising costs. A recent statement from HS2 reveals that costs for Phase2 will increase further and that the completion date will be delayed by at least 5 years. The government has decided to hold an independent review into the project. In the meantime construction on Phase 1 will continue.

HS2 forecast 2012-18

News/Information re HS2: