Boris Johnson approves HS2Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 11, 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today confirmed HS2 project will go ahead but that its northern extensions into the North West and Yorkshire will be reviewed.
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Today in the House of Commons, Mr Johnson confirmed phase one of HS2 from Birmingham to London would get Government backing as will Phase 2a from Birmingham to Crewe.
But phase 2b, from Crewe to Manchester and from Birmingham to the East Midlands and Yorkshire, will be reviewed to make sure it is value for money. That could mean changes to routes and stations.
It's also been revealed that the line will terminate at Old Oak Common in West London for its first three years of operation while the link to Euston is completed. The HS2 board is also set for a shake up. ■