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Chairman of Britain's Crossrail and HS2 project resigns

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By Reuters
Chairman of Britain's Crossrail and HS2 project resigns

LONDON (Reuters) – The chairman of Britain’s delayed 15-billion-pound London Crossrail project, Terry Morgan, has resigned, the Department of Transport said on Wednesday.

Morgan, 70, also stepped down as Chairman of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project connecting London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

“Sir Terry has been an integral part of Crossrail for almost a decade and I would like to thank him for his dedication and the expertise he brought to the role,” said Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in a statement. “I am also grateful to him for his work as chair of HS2 Ltd.

(Reporting by Stephen Addison, Editing by Paul Sandle)