HS2 opponents criticise business model as flawed

OPPONENTS of the proposed HS2 rail link between Birmingham and London have slammed the business case for the £17bn project claiming it is a white elephant which will never pay for itself.

The TaxPayers' Alliance said the rail link would not deliver the journey savings claimed; would fail to generate economic growth in the Midlands; and never produce a financial return on investment.

Its findings are based on a new study by rail industry consultant Chris Stokes, a former deputy director of the Network Sout... For the full story register now for free or login below...