Cardiff could lose out under high-speed rail plans

The high-speed rail project has come under attack.

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

The proposed HS2 link will connect London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. A report by KPMG found that places away from the line will pay a price.

It's claimed that Cardiff could be almost £70 million worse off.

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.

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Concern over HS2 rail plan

It's claimed that Cardiff could be almost 70 million pounds worse off if a new high speed rail link is built. The proposed HS2 link will connect London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, according to a report by KPMG.