Leading rail freight operator GB Raifreight has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it has issued the ‘notice to proceed’ for construction to start on phase one of HS2.

John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight said:

“This is welcome news for business across the construction supply chain.  Uncertainty about the future of the project followed by the COVID-19 disruption has caused difficulties for the sector. Confidence that work is about to begin will be a big boost for businesses across the UK.

“Better connectivity across the country will be important in supporting the UK’s long-term economic growth. The go ahead for HS2 shows that that Government is willing to deliver on its promises to invest in infrastructure to support economic growth across the UK.

“GBRf has already been playing a role in supporting preparations for the construction phase to begin and we will support the delivery of the project though our role in the construction supply chain.”

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