Boris Johnson hails controversial rail link as engine for jobs growth as ...

After 3,160 days... HS2 digging finally starts: Boris Johnson hails controversial rail link as engine for jobs growth as construction starts at last Europe's largest infrastructure project will today move to full construction Its cost spiralled from projected £36billion in 2012 to an estimated £106billion  HS2 Ltd is expect to recruit for around 22,000 roles in the coming years

By Daniel Martin Policy Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:01 BST, 4 September 2020 | Updated: 00:03 BST, 4 September 2020

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Boris Johnson has heralded the controversial HS2 rail link as an engine for jobs growth as construction finally begins.

Given the go-ahead on January 10, 2012, Europe's largest infrastructure project will today move from enabling works to full construction – with shovels finally going in the ground.

The Prime Minister says it will create 22,000 jobs. 

Boris Johnson has heralded the controversial HS2 rail link as an engine for jobs growth as construction finally begins

Boris Johnson has heralded the controversial HS2 rail link as an engine for jobs growth as construction finally begins

But many of his own MPs – especially those with constituencies on the route – are deeply against the expensive project. 

Its cost has already spiralled from the projected £36billion in 2012 to an estimated £106billion now.

And its chief executive, Mark Thurston, takes home more than four times the Prime

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