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15 April 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

HS2 construction will go ahead despite lockdown, government says

By Samuel Horti

The government has formally given the green light for construction to begin on HS2 despite the coronavirus lockdown. It follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying in Februrary that the line will go ahead.

“This next step provides thousands of construction workers and businesses across the country with certainty at a time when they need it, and means that work can truly begin,” HS2 minister Andrew Stephenson said. 

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