Bill due for second HS2 phase

17 July 2017 The government will today introduce a bill seeking the necessary powers for the second phase of the HS2 project.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will introduce the bill to parliament, looking to obtain the required powers to construct phase 2a of the multi-billion-pound initiative. This second phase will cover construction from the West Midlands to Crewe.

Grayling will also provide an update on other issues around phase 2 of the programme, including decisions on the Phase 2b route from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds.

“The progress we are making with HS2 is clear evidence that the government is delivering on its commitments and is getting on with building the infrastructure needed,” Grayling added, as he also revealed the winners of the construction contracts for the first phase of the scheme, running from London to Birmingham.

While the main construction of the HS2 route is to be funded directly by government, it is anticipated that there will be major opportunities to unlock private financing around the route, including at new stations across the country.

Last month, it was revealed that a shortlist is due in the near future for HS2’s planned Euston station redevelopment project, which is likely to include private investment.

This page was last updated on:
13 January 2018.

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