The director of the High Speed 2 rail undertaking has allegedly cautioned that its expense could ascend by £30bn.

HS2 director Allan Cook has kept in touch with the Department for Transport to state the rapid line can’t be conveyed inside its £56bn spending plan, as per the Financial Times.

The DfT said an audit of HS2’s expenses is proceeding.

The line will associate London, the Midlands and northern England utilizing trains fit for going at 250mph.

“The chairman of HS2 Ltd is conducting detailed work into of the costs and schedule of the project to ensure it delivers benefits to passengers, the economy and represents value for money for the taxpayer,” the DfT said in a statement.

“This work is ongoing. We expect Allan Cook to provide his final assessment in due course.”

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The first segment of the project between London and Birmingham is due to open at the end of 2026, with the second phase to Leeds and Manchester expected to be completed by 2032-33.


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