UK needs to carefully look at cost of HS2 high-speed rail – minister

LONDON (Reuters) – British housing minister Michael Gove said on Sunday the government needed to look closely at the cost of the HS2 high-speed railway, a project Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is looking at scaling back.

HS2, or High Speed 2, is a planned high-speed railway project – billed as Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

“We do need to look at value for money, and the costs of this project have been significantly greater than originally estimated,” Gove told Sky News.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)