Legal hitch could delay much needed high speed rail link by 12 months
The long-awaited high speed rail link between Birmingham and Manchester is likely to be delayed by a year.
Key legislation for the second phase of the HS2 line to Manchester and Leeds, which was expected to be submitted to Parliament in 2019, will now not be submitted until 2020.
The news came as the man in charge of the second phase of the £55.7bn infrastructure project announced he is quitting his role to take on a new job in Canada.
Paul Griffiths is stepping down three years after joining the high-speed rail scheme.
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