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16 November 2023 - HS2 and Euston: Recall - Oral evidence

Committee Public Accounts Committee
Inquiry HS2 and Euston: Recall

Thursday 16 November 2023

Start times: 9:30am (private) 10:00am (public)

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HS2 and Euston scrutinised by Public Accounts Committee

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) holds an evidence session on High Speed 2 (HS2) and Euston station at 10am on Thursday 16 November.

Meeting details

At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry HS2 and Euston: Recall
Director General High Speed Rail Group and SRO for HS2 at Department for Transport
Integrated Rail Plan and Northern Powerhouse Rail at Department for Transport
Executive Chair at High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd
Permanent Secretary at Department for Transport

Senior officials at the Department for Transport (DfT) and HS2 Ltd. will be questioned by the PAC for an update on the project since the Committee’s April 2023 evidence session.

In July 2023, the Committee reported that the DfT does not know what it is trying to achieve with the HS2 station at Euston, despite spending over eight years planning and designing it.

Construction work at Euston was paused for two years in March 2023. The PAC called on the DfT to use the pause to finally establish the design and expectations for the station against what it is willing to spend, while noting that the costs and impacts of the pause for the local community and small businesses remained unknown.


Room 16, Palace of Westminster

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