HS2 Concerns

Constituents have been in touch with me to highlight recent news stories that the initial costs for HS2’s main civil works are coming in at around £1 billion over budget.

At a recent meeting in Parliament, the Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, Mark Thurston, outlined that a number of changes to the project may have to be considered in order to keep it within budget and on time.

Further to that meeting, I have written to Mr Thurston to ask him to clarify that HS2 Ltd can deliver HS2 on time and on budget and, if changes to the project are made, to provide an updated review of the business case and value for taxpayers’ money.

You can read a copy of this letter here.