High Speed 2 Railway Line:Written question - 35237

Q
(Eddisbury)
Asked on: 25 April 2016
Department for Transport
High Speed 2 Railway Line
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the current £55.7 billion budget for High Speed 2 is for (a) phase 1, (b) phase 2A and (c) phase 2B; and what the contingency budget is for each such phase.
A
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 03 May 2016

The 2015 Spending Review reconfirmed the Government’s commitment to the programme providing a long-term funding envelope of £55.7bn in 2015 prices. A breakdown of this envelope with and without contingency has been provided below:

£'bn, 2015 Prices

Phase One

Phase 2a

Phase 2b

Rolling Stock

Total

Without Contingency

18.0

2.7

14.7

5.4

40.8

With Contingency

24.3

3.7

20.7

7

55.7

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