HS2 reveals winners of building contracts - BBC News    

Contracts worth £6.6bn are awarded ahead of news on the final HS2 routes to Leeds and Manchester.

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Troubled Carillion wins HS2 building contract news.sky.com
The project's major contracts are awarded for firms to build tunnels and viaducts between London and Birmingham.

HS2 winning bidders announced amid fears costs may double www.ibtimes.co.uk
Troubled construction firm Carillion, which last week lost three-quarters of its share price following a profit warning, is among the winners.

HS2 contracts worth £6.6bn awarded by UK government www.theguardian.com
Construction work billed to start in 2018 announced as transport minister prepares to to announce changes to final Manchester and Leeds routes

HS2 'will be the most expensive railway on Earth' www.independent.co.uk
Britain’s new high-speed rail line will be the most expensive railway in the world with costs per mile expected to reach £403m, according to Government calculations.  The HS2’s first phase between London and Birmingham will cost almost £48bn, according to expert analysis commissioned by the Department for Transport (DfT).