Could HS2 be derailed?: 7 things you need to know

With the government expected to make a final ’go or no-go decision’ on High Speed 2 (HS2) early next month, ENDS looks at the environmental issues surrounding the scheme. Here’s what you need to know.

1 The final decision is due in February

In August, prime minister Boris Johnson called on civil engineer and former HS2 chair, Doug Oakervee, to carry out a “go or no go” review of the project. The review’s announcement was followed by the publication of figures showing the project’s spiralling costs and delayed timetable. 

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