New boss of HS2 is former Olympic chief

  • The new boss of HS2 was also former chief executive of the UK's Olympic Delivery Authority
  • Sir David takes over as chairman from Doug Oakervee who announced he will be standing down at the end of the year
  • Sir David Higgins will get an annual salary of £591,000

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HS2 rail link 'can be cheaper'

Network Rail chief executive Sir David Higgins is to take over next year as chairman of HS2. He says the project can be cheaper if it's built quicker.