HS2 ‘vital for North’ despite claim that cost could hit £80bn

The Yorkshire Post reports on IEA HS2 research

High speed rail was described as essential to growing the economy in the North yesterday after a think tank claimed the cost could rise to almost double the Government’s current estimate.

The Institute of Economic Affairs published figures suggesting the cost of the project could reach £80bn and argued the same sum could deliver £320bn of value if spent on road and other rail and transport projects.

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