Chris Ames 04 October 2023

Sunak confirms HS2 Manchester leg axed

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Rishi Sunak has confirmed the cancellation of the HS2 north of Birmingham but has said that the high speed rail line will still go to Euston, albeit with the scheme taken away from HS2 Ltd.

In his speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, the Prime Minister pledged that ‘every single penny’ of the £36bn saved would be spent on transport projects.

He listed a raft of new rail and road projects and the continuation of the £2 cap on bus fares, although he gave little detail and it is not clear how many of the schemes would have been taken forward anyway.

He told delegates that a new ‘Network North’ would be the Government’s priority, rather than North – South links.

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