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Press release

ICE comment on HS2 delays

10 March 2023

In light of the government's Transport Update and the news that HS2 will be delayed by two years, Jonathan Spruce, ICE Trustee for policy and external affairs said:

“Public infrastructure projects like HS2 are critical for economic growth, and meeting levelling up and net zero goals. They are an investment in our future, not a cost.

"The UK needs to think strategically about what we want our transport system to deliver. In the longer term, a national transport strategy, with a clear investment plan, would help ensure that the country gets the transport infrastructure it needs; reliable ways to get where we need to go, in a way that's better for the planet."

Notes to editors

Please contact Maggie Eckel [email protected] for more information.

  • Maggie Eckel, media relations manager at ICE