Editor's Desk

Over-specification and gold-plating the design for a worst-case scenario is reported as a key driver of the inflated cost of HS2 in the UK. Blaming the underground elements on the route is a diversion. Controlling cost has to be a project culture from the start to protect taxpayer value for money.
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