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Examination of Witnesses

Part of High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 11th July 2013.

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Steven Hayter: It is mainly from an engineering perspective. What we were really driving at was that, provided the hybrid Bill could be seen through within the time expected, then from an engineering perspective, something like phase 1 of the railway as planned could be constructed in about five years. That would give a much more competitive timetable than the one that is projected at the moment by High Speed 2.