HS2 The Great Train Robbery

Channel 4: Dispatches

In a film that made front page news, correspondent Liam Halligan investigates the multi-billion pound High Speed Two (HS2) rail project. 

With promised speeds of 250mph, the HS2 high-speed train line from London to Birmingham will be one of the world's fastest passenger trains. But why build a multibillion-pound high-speed line connecting London to Birmingham, and then Manchester and Leeds, when the capital is already connected to these cities? As the construction of HS2 begins, Liam Halligan presents a film packed with revelations about whether HS2 is worth the £100bn some experts predict it will cost.

Director: Ken Kirby

Associate Producer: Anna Davis

Watch the episode: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/on-demand/69215-001 

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