Starmer again rules out HS2 leg to Manchester as railway begins year-long deck slide for Buckinghamshire viaduct

Wendover Viaduct deck from above during the first deck slide looking south 10.01.24

Source: HS2

Northern leg is ‘not possible’ due to budget overruns says Labour leader

Keir Starmer has ruled out reversing the government’s cuts to the northern section of HS2. 

Supporters of the high-speed rail scheme had hoped it could yet be saved after reports that land linked to the project was unlikely to be sold before the next election, which is expected to take place later this year.  

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