HS2 ‘ignored’ up to £600 million of savings, campaigners claim

The Telegraph | Sep 26, 2020 at 8:00 PM
  • HS2 has been accused of “ignoring” up to £600 million of savings by shunning proposals to revive a disused railway line for a key infrastructure facility, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
  • HS2 plans to use the Stone infrastructure facility, known as a railhead, to import materials to build the route to Crewe, before it becomes a permanent maintenance base for the next phase between Crewe and Manchester.
  • A spokesman added: “A construction railhead at Stone and its subsequent conversion into a HS2 infrastructure maintenance base for the operational railway offers the best strategic and most cost-effective solution for the building and operation of HS2”.