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High Speed 2 Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 394, tabled on 15 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost was of the YouTube video HS2: Upgrading Britain’s Railways dated 8 October 2019.

Answered on

21 October 2019

High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is the company responsible for developing and promoting Britain’s new high speed railway, HS2. The video, commissioned before the Oakervee review, explains how the plans for HS2, should the government choose to proceed with the project after receiving advice from the independent review, could serve the entire rail network by creating more space to improve reliability, reduce overcrowding and allow for growth in future passenger numbers. The work on this video was competitively tendered, with the contract awarded on 7 August 2019 at a cost £9,715 (excluding VAT).

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