Key facts about High Speed 2 in black and white

How much will HS2 cost?

Here is a timeline of estimates from official and not-so-official sources:

Mr ‘Failing Grayling’ (The Guardian’s nickname – not mine) has promised ‘generous compensation’ for anyone genuinely affected by HS2, but in a post truth world, this statement is either an expression of breathtaking naivety or a bare faced lie. Either way, it renders him unfit to hold the position of SOS for Transport – so […]

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Planning borne of hybrid bill ignores all negative criteria until far too late, causing huge waste of time, effort and money before it has even started. If previous national infrastructure projects were hampered by planning issues it’s because the planning wasn’t done properly, not because the planning process is flawed. Hybrid bill simply cheats the […]

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Save the Colne Valley – the environment providing fresh water, fresh air and happiness for people in Hillingdon.

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There does not appear to be any justification for this project other than a fantasy project for the politicians. Are they unwilling to listen to the electorate as the cost of closing down and paying off all those involved with the project is to high. What are the terms of contract for the highly paid […]

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It’s a travesty that this project gets the go ahead while our NHS is on the brink. SCRAP IT NOW.

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It’s 2017, building is scheduled to start. Sad times…

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The £60bn+ squanderfest that is HS2 is demonstrably poor value for money to the taxpayer. This type of cash should be spent on local infrastructure projects that will always give a better return. Stop HS2!

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This will not be a benifit to 99% of the public.

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HS2: A big waste of money that no one wants or needs. National disgrace considering the state of existing network. Damn shame. Better products and more deserving projects. I hoped Tory Gov change and Brexit would have scuppered this pointless project.

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Most people will never use this train as it goes nowhere near most places.

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Where do I start?? It is unlikely this train will ever come to Sheffield, and even if it did, it’s still a waste of money. Spend it on the existing network!!

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I live in Camden and I can tell you one thing: HS2 is NOT WELCOME here!

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