The former Labour Transport Secretary Lord Adonis has hit back at the criticism of the Government's HS2 rail plans by MPs on the public accounts committee:
To get just 2/3 of the rail capacity increase of HS2 by upgrading existing lines costs more in cash terms than HS2 - it is best value option
HS2 also frees up capacity on existing lines for new freight, local and regional services - not just inter-city passengers who benefit
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