Former HS2 Chairman and Transport Minister questioned by Committee
22 January 2019
The Economic Affairs Committee follows up on its inquiry, The Economic Case for HS2, in a one-off session with Sir Terry Morgan, recently resigned Chairman of HS2 and Crossrail, and Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport.
- Parliament TV: The Economic Case for HS2
- Inquiry: The Economic Case for HS2
- Economic Affairs Committee
Tuesday 22 January in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
- Sir Terry Morgan CBE, Former Chairman, High Speed 2 and Crossrail
- Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport
- Clive Maxwell, Director-General, High Speed and Major Rail Projects Group, Department for Transport
- Dr Nick Bisson, Director, HS2 Phase 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, Department for Transport
- Can HS2 be delivered within the £56 billion budget?
- Will the speed be lowered and the number of trains an hour reduced to ensure the project is finished in time and on budget
- Would a London terminus at Old Oak Common rather than Euston really save £8 billion on the cost of HS2?
- Is the recent reduction in the growth in demand for long-distance rail travel a concern for the business case for HS2?
- Is it right that HS2 is being prioritised over improvements to local and regional services in the north of England?
- Does it undermine the case for the project's objective to rebalance the economy that the main beneficiaries of overcrowding relief on the West Coast Main Line will be London commuters?