Future of £56bn HS2 rail link thrown into doubt
The future of the £56bn HS2 rail link has been thrown into doubt by Boris Johnson’s government.
The government has ordered a review into the scheme and the findings will include whether the project should go ahead.
Leaders in the North West including Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram have long been backers of the scheme.
However, critics have pointed to the ballooning costs of the link which would double the amount of rail services between London and the North.
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