Jim Pickard @PickardJE Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times Jul. 19, 2019 1 min read

Exclusive @FT

The cost of Britain’s new HS2 high-speed railway line is to spiral by as much as £30bn, according to an internal review by the project’s new chairman.



Not £300m over budget

Not £3bn over budget


In 2013 the HS2 price tag was £32bn

Current cost envelope is £56bn

New internal estimate £70-85bn

Boris Johnson has faced both ways on HS2, depending on his audience....soon he’s going to have to decide whether he wants it or not

Our analysis


And here’s the news story on the front of tomorrow’s @FT

the BBC has followed up the scoop, good analysis here by @TomBurridgebbc


And here is the Guardian


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