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High Speed 2 Railway Line:Written question - 226725

Asked by Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham)
Asked on: 09 March 2015

Department for Transport
High Speed 2 Railway Line

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the average cost per mile of high speed rail construction for Phase 1 of High Speed 2 in (a) tunnelled and (b) non-tunnelled sections of the route.

Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 12 March 2015
The latest estimates that my Department has for Phase 1 provides an estimated average cost per mile for infrastructure in tunnels at £180m per mile, with non-tunnelled sections of the route being estimated at approximately £70m per mile.

SOURCE: House of Commons Hansard 2015-03-12

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