£33 billion cost of HS2 just "a guess" says Wolmar

Transport commentator Christian Wolmar on the day's HS2 announcements:

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At this stage #hs2 estimate of £33bn can only be a guess as it was made before detailed work on routes. Off to BBC News Channel at 8 30

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Interesting that as is modern custom, no press conference on #hs2 routes, to avoid tough questions and search for detailed answers #chicken

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Heathrow HS2 link on hold

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