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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.

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Higgins: HS2 can be cheaper if it's built quicker

New HS2 boss Sir David Higgins says his argument to win support is "what's the alternative?".

Sir David Higgins Credit: PA Wire

Higgins: "Transport is the centre to all forms of regeneration... In the south it's about capacity, in the north reconnectivity."

Higgins adds that HS2 will fail if it's a political football and believes it can be cheaper if it's built quicker.

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