A campaigner from the HS2 Action Alliance has branded the high speed rail line a "political vanity project" following new proposals for a £1 billion train station in west London.
Transport expert Christian Wolmar has said that spending money on roads instead of railways is “pouring money down the drain”, after Chancellor Philip Hammond announced last Monday a new £28.8 billion fund to improve the UK’s road infrastructure and build new ones.
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The Public Accounts Committee says redundancy payments worth £1.76 million to staff working at HS2 were a 'shocking waste of taxpayer money.'
The railway line construction is believed to support 16,000 jobs
A housing estate called Mexborough could be destroyed to make way for the railway
Former Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett insisted the money could be spent in other areas.
Former business secretary also said HS2 is the worst of the options facing Chancellor Philip Hammond