Tipper operators left in limbo over government high-speed rail review


The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has told motortransport.co.uk that scrapping high-speed rail link HS2 would create “substantial problems” for tipper operators servicing current construction work. The government is due to announce the results of a review of the scheme later this year amid rumours that the eventual cost may spiral to as much £80bn. Phase 1 of HS2 between London and Birmingham is due to open at the end of 2026, with a second phase to Leeds and Manchester scheduled […]