HS2 fares 'should be affordable

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Transport Secretary visits HS2 Hub
Transport Secretary visits HS2 Hub

Fares on the £50 billion HS2 high-speed line must be affordable and should be "broadly comparable" to those charged on other lines, rail industry chiefs said today.

There have been concerns that premium fares will be charged for those using the new high-speed line whose first phase, from London to Birmingham, is due to open in 2026.