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High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th May 2020.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of attaching nameplates to the HS2 tunnel boring machines being manufactured in Germany.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

There is no additional cost associated with applying names to the Tunnel Boring Machines (‘TBMs’) as the cost for applying branding is included in the manufacturing costs for the machines. Once chosen by the public, names of the TBMs will be added to the side of each machine using transfers, not attached nameplates, similar to the standard branding seen on TBMs around the world.

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