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WSP responds to 2017 Queen's Speech

Responding to today’s Queen Speech, Darren Reed – WSP UK head of rail – said:


“The backing of the next phase of HS2 to provide much needed capacity for the UK rail network, alongside the Chancellor’s plans to expand financial support for infrastructure projects, is the reassurance the industry has been waiting for. As we enter Brexit talks, we need more than ever to invest in game-changing infrastructure and develop economic corridors that better connect cities and drive economic growth across the UK. HS2 will not only provide a source of employment for 1000s but a new platform of which the UK can be proud.”

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