Michael Byng, who created the method used by Network Rail to cost its projects, made the estimates for Df T and said the line would cost double the official figure and 15 times more than the cost per mile of the TGV in France, according to the The scheme could cost up to £104bn in total, including extensions to Manchester and Leeds, he believes.The first 6.6 miles from Euston to Old Oak Common would cost £8.25bn, or £1.25bn a mile.
“HS2 has not questioned the figure, or my methodology, nor have they come up with any structured estimate of their own,” Mr Byng told the .
“A couple of days later I got a call from the Df T saying ‘Look, if 6.6 miles is going to cost us £8.25bn, what chance have we got of getting to Birmingham?
Leaving the venue, the 21-year-old actress was seen to dance and jokingly do a thumbs up to awaiting photographers.
Lucy still looked gorgeous - albeit a little worse for wear - as she celebrated with her co-stars and fellow soap friends.
Clambering into the taxi, she was seen to dance jovially, and couldn't keep the beaming grin off her face.
The next day the worse for wear soap stars were spotted making their way through Manchester.
Eastenders star Dean Gaffney looked chipper despite the previous nights gaieties alongside model girlfriend Rebekah Ward.
Dean looked dapper in a double denim combination with skinny grey jeans and white Air Force One nike trainers.
The soap star, who plays Bethany Platt, went make-up free as she got some fresh air after a fun-filled evening.