Moderator note: Split from https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/has-the-hs2-eastern-leg-been-shelved.220612/
Precisely. And the idea that the current government finances will be a reason to cancel is pure hogwash. The pandemic debt needs to be treated like the WW2 debt and paid back over multiple generations. People need to grasp what we have been through. We need to see investment. Anything less than that will ground the economy to a halt and if the government uses it as a reason to make cuts, then like post 2010, it will be purely ideological.some contracts have already been let for Phase 2a to Crewe. That is happening. And the Manchester leg is a racing certainty.
Which is precisely what is happening! (And has been the position for a year or so)
Last edited by a moderator: