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Government review says that HS2 should happen

Joanne Parkinson

12th November 2019

Despite the likely increased cost associated with the completion of HS2; the review states that it should go ahead as there are no alternatives that will ensure the same level of growth to northern regions.

The initial cost of the project was £33bn but the review now states that the likely cost will be £88bn. There will be some slight alterations to the plans; such as reducing the number of trains from 18-14 per hour but much of the original plan will remain the same.

Northern business owners have welcomed the report as there appears to be no other viable option in driving the northern economy forward. However, even the deputy chair of the review says that the cost needs scrutinising and the project should not go ahead.

There is still uncertainty as to whether this infrastructure development will go ahead.

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Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

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