LETTER: HS2 may end up a white elephant

A reader believes the government need a rethink on HS2.

Scrap HS2?
Scrap HS2?

It is difficult to understand why the government is persisting with HS2.

The cost of that project will exceed all projections and that is the last thing that should shackle the economy given the uncertain future.

Better to focus what investment is available on upgrading the existing West Coast route which could deal with the future working practices established during lockdown, that will be less dependent on travel.

This policy would improve capacity within and without the West Midlands that has impeded connectivity and reliability for years at a fraction of the cost. HS2 could end up a huge economic white elephant.

Mike Crump, Wolverhampton

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