HS2 boss Sir David Higgins says the high-speed rail project needs support across the political divide if it is to succeed, ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports.
Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show yesterday, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls said: “I hope he [Sir David] will show he has got the costs down and got a grip on this project. If he doesthat, we will support this at second reading in the next few weeks.”
However, today's report on the project offered a number of recommendations but no new cuts.
HS2 link requires too many compromises in terms of impacts on freight, passengers and the community in Camden, says Transport Secretary.
Despite pledging to find savings in the expensive High Speed 2 train line, the project's boss has failed to find significant financial cuts.