The Government has confirmed that phase 1 of HS2 (from London to Birmingham) will be delayed by at least 5 years and won't open until 2031. This finding has emerged as part of a Government review into the cost of the project which could see it scrapped altogether.
"The choice was this deal, which enables us to take back control and to build a brighter future for our country, or going back to square one with more division, more uncertainty and a failure to deliver on the referendum."
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