HS2 'losers' revealed

Greater London will benefit from HS2 while other cities across the UK could lose up to £220 million each, according to previously unseen research.

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DfT: Figures show HS2 boosts north more than south

These figures show that the new north south railway is vital to rebalance our economy and it boosts the north overall more than the south. Of course the line does not serve every city and region and these figures reflect that.

But it is wrong to take them in isolation. HS2 is part of a much bigger boost to our transport system - £73bn in the next parliament, of which HS2 is just £17bn. This will massively benefit places HS2 will not serve long before the line opens.

– A DfT spokesman

Read: UK cities 'could lose £220m' over HS2 rail project

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UK cities 'could lose £220m' over HS2 rail project

Cities across the UK could lose up to £220 million each as a result of HS2, according to previously unseen research.

The high-speed rail project has come under attack.

The more than 50 areas which will be worse off - including Bristol, Cambridge and Aberdeen - were omitted from the Government-commissioned report when it was published in September, the BBC said.

The full findings of the KPMG study into the business case of the high speed rail route were released following a Freedom of Information request by BBC Two's Newsnight programme. The chief executive of HS2 Ltd told the programme the figures were unsurprising.