HS2 to face parliamentary inquiry

The High Speed 2 rail link from London to Birmingham will face a parliamentary committee inquiry.

The House of Commons Transport Committee will look into the strategic case for the high-speed rail line which will initially run from London to Birmingham, and examine the business case for the high speed link.

Also, transport secretary Philip Hammond has told the Metro newspaper he believes most of the opposition to the line is motivated by nimbyism. He said : “I hear lots of arguments about whether the country can afford it, value for money and the business case. But 95 per cent of these arguments come from people who just happen to live in Wendover or Aylesbury or Amersham. I don’t blame them for fighting their corner but they should be honest that their objection to this project is that it comes through their backyard. It is not a principled objection.”

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