High Speed 2 Railway Line: North East

Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th November 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact on the cost of HS2 per mile of the decision not to deliver the Eastern leg.

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

The impact of progressing a high-speed line to the East Midlands on the cost per mile has not yet been assessed, but is expected to have a minimal impact.

Any impact would likely reflect the different assets make up on each part of the route.

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