United Kingdom Awards $8.7 Billion Worth Of Contracts For Hs2 Rail Line

The British government has awarded £6.6 billion ($8.7 bn) worth of construction contracts to build a new high-speed train line connecting London with the north of England.
The first phase of HS2, connecting London’s Euston station with Birmingham in the midlands, is currently scheduled for completion in 2026.
Further HS2 announcements are taking place today which may clarify the exact route of the rail line as it moves further north.
The U.K. government estimated that construction of the full high-speed line, which stretches up to Leeds and Manchester, will create up to 25,000 jobs.
“As well as providing desperately needed new seats and better connecting our major cities, HS2 will help rebalance our economy,” Grayling added.

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