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Review panel calls for new body to integrate HS2 and NPR

Words: Laura Edgar
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A special purpose vehicle based on the Olympic Delivery Authority should be established to ensure that HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) and related upgrades ‘are combined efficiently and with maximum value’.

HS2 North should be arm’s-length from the government and have private sector delivery partners as well as Network Rail. It should be overseen by Transport for the North.

The Northern Powerhouse Independent Review into HS2 makes the recommendation in a report published today (16 October). It was established to inform the