FUTURE OF NORTHERN LEG OF HS2 SET TO BE DECIDED
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is set to reveal the future of the northern section of a high-speed rail project in his concluding speech at the Conservative Party conference today.
The conference has been largely overshadowed by a row over the future of HS2.
A source close to the project said the announcement would most probably say the train line would go to Euston station in London but the construction of the northern section, which the government has already spent 2.3 billion pounds on, would be mothballed.
Sunak will say the decision – which has taken weeks to announce – shows he is focusing on the long term rather than what he described as the political obsession with short-term opportunism.