The Midlands Connect group have submitted a business case to the Department for Transport to deliver the Midlands Rail Hub.
The Hub is the region's biggest rail improvement scheme, with the aim of boosting rail connections across the Midlands, adding more seats and faster services. Now the business case has been submitted to fund the improvements, Midlands Connect wants to hear from local businesses who want to support the application.
If you're a local business owner, especially one working at multiple sites across the Midlands - please consider completing this short survey on how the rail network across the Midlands affects your business and colleagues and the types of improvements you would like to see.
The stronger the case, the more opportunities to move forward and expand
A reminder on the project:
West Chord - improvements between Bordesley and Moor Street allowing access to Birmingham Moor Street from the South West and Wales. Services will be improved along the Hereford and Worcester Corridors
East Chord - Accessing Birmingham Moor Street from the East Midlands
Upgrades: To Snowhill, Moor Street, Kings Norton and Barnt Green, Stoke Works Junction, Mallvern Wells Turnback Facility, Ledbury to Shelwick partial double tracking, Bordesley Viaduct widening, Warter Orton Remodelling, Nuneaton to Wigston Signalling Headways, Freight Loops between Nuneaton and Leicester.
What does this mean for Tamworth?
- More rail journeys
- Shorter journey times
- Easier links to HS2
- Boosting economic growth
- Environmentally friendly (more on trains means less on roads)
- Expansion of jobs in engineering and construction
For us the biggest increases in trains and time will be between Birmingham and Nottingham and Birmingham and Derby.