Northern route of HS2 to be revealed
The route of HS2 north, to Manchester and Leeds, is set to be revealed this morning, with phase one of the project, between London and Birmingham, “progressing well”.
The Government has confirmed plans to extend HS2 from Birmingham to the North West, East Midlands and Yorkshire and the first stage of the big construction contracts – valued at around £6.6bn - have been announced.
Contractors have been appointed to the project, with Balfour Beatty and VINCI Construction securing work on the first section of the route.
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