Reacting to the National Audit Office report in to HS2, GM Mayor Tony Lloyd said;
"People in Greater Manchester will be concerned by this report. Any delay in the HS2 project would be unacceptable for people living in Greater Manchester and the whole of the North of England.
"People in the North are already due to wait several years longer than people in the South before we can access this vital transport link. We should be looking at how we can reduce that time gap, delays should be out of the question.
"I will be urgently writing to the Transport Minister to seek a guarantee that people in GM and the North won't be made to wait even longer for HS2."