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HS2 waiting on Shapps approval to award maligned £2.75bn rolling stock contract

HS2 Ltd is waiting on transport secretary Grant Shapps to approve its preferred bidder to supply trains for the High Speed 2 (HS2) network. It has emerged that HS2 Ltd’s board sent its decision to Shapps for approval months ago, according to September board minutes that have just been made public.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

The Guardian

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