British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to support the high-speed train project that will link London to northern England, despite the political opposition and debt spiral.
The new line will be Britain and Europe's largest infrastructure project. However, it will cost £ 100 billion ($ 129 billion) and the first train services will be made in 2031.
According to sources close to the topic, Johnson plans to announce his decision on the high-speed train project on Tuesday. Johnson's team can request the acceleration of the project's first phase construction work, from London to Birmingham and then to the town of Crewe.
The project in question is critical to the Johnson government. Because the line to be built will shorten travel times, increase capacity and create employment. In addition, the project will connect the northern and central regions of England to the more affluent south.