‘Cuts to keep HS2 on track’

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RUN­NING slower and fewer trains on the HS2 line could be ways to keep the project within bud­get.

Trains on the £56bil­lion link, open­ing 2026, will do up to 225mph and serve the ex­ist­ing net­work too.

But HS2 Ltd chief Mark Thurston told the All-Party Par­lia­men­tary Rail Group speeds could drop 30mph and train num­bers from 18 to 14 per hour to cut costs.

The de­tails emerged in a let­ter by Com­mons Leader An­drea Lead­som rais­ing con­cerns over “vi­a­bil­ity”. The Skri­pals moved to UK Li­ud­mila’s grave last March Sergei and Li­ud­mila wed in 1970s


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