IEA says there are calls for the HS2 to be cancelled

Richard Wellings from the Institute for Economic Affairs has said there is now more pressure for the scheme to be cancelled and that money should be spent on other transport projects.

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HS2 could cost £80 billion

The estimated cost of building the controversial High Speed 2 rail network, which will travel through parts of Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire has doubled to at least £80 billion, The Sunday Telegraph has reported.