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Grayling refutes accusations of DfT HS2 failings

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has described claims that the Government has failed to set a workable, realistic timetable for HS2 Ltd as “a lot of nonsense”.

Grayling was responding to a question from Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald in a Parliamentary debate on September 15.

McDonald said: “HS2 is intended to be a jewel in the crown of British infrastructure, but as was revealed in the Public Accounts Committee’s report, it is losing some of its lustre.

“To be at this stage and still not know how much HS2 will cost, what the route will be and when it will open is unacceptable. 

  • For more on this story, read RAIL 810, published on September 28. 
  • For more on the Public Accounts Committee report on HS2, read RAIL 810, published on September 28.

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