Wednesday 21 August 2019 / 1:41 PM Andy McDonald / Transport

Andy McDonald responds to government review of HS2

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the government review of HS2, said:

“Labour supports investing in developing new rail capacity, including high speed and digital rail, to address the climate crisis and better connect our towns and cities. But improved governance of railway expansion is needed, not least over the HS2 project.

“We attempted to amend the HS2 bill recently to require an independent peer review, which the government rejected. Labour supports an independent peer review to consider the project’s environmental and economic impact and its governance.”