High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his latest estimate is of (a) the overall cost and (b) cost of each element of HS2; and what the timetable is for the completion of phase 2.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

At the 2015 Spending Review (SR15), the Government restated the long-term Funding Envelope for delivery of the full HS2 scheme of £55.73bn (2015 prices), of which £27.18bn was allocated to Phase One and £28.55bn for Phase Two. We remain determined to deliver HS2 within this total Funding Envelope, with cost targets to be set for HS2 Ltd to deliver the programme below this amount.

We intend to complete Phase 2a by 2027– six years earlier than initially planned. The planned opening date for the full HS2 network remains unchanged at 2033.

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