High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 9 November 2016.

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Photo of Viscount Astor Viscount Astor Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any evidence from OTB Engineering on whether the Wendover short mined tunnel proposed for HS2 should be cost neutral; and if so, what assessment they have made of that evidence.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

HS2 Ltd received a copy of the OTB Engineering report on 25 October 2016. There is no evidence in the report which would require the current cost estimates prepared by HS2 Ltd to need reviewing.

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