HS2 will go to Leeds, promises transport secretary Grant Shapps

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed the HS2 rail project will go all the way to Leeds after fears over mounting costs had prompted speculation over the full scheme going ahead.

The government-commissioned Oakervee Review warned last year that the final bill for HS2 could reach £106 billion at 2019 prices, raising concerns the so-called eastern leg of phase 2b – which would run to Leeds – could be scrapped.

But speaking at an online event for the Policy Exchange think tank on Thursday, Mr Shapps said it will be finished in full.

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