The UK Government have announced their new plans for funding, which will be redirected from HS2 to other Midlands rail projects.
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Maria Machancoses, CEO of Midlands Connect, spoke to Global Railway Review during Railtex about some of the biggest challenges currently facing the rail industry and the ways that Midlands Connect are dealing with them.
Midlands Connect are urging local businesses to complete a short survey to support the future strategy along the Midlands Rail Hub route.
Following a long search, the UK Government have announced Derby as the new home of Great British Railways.
New research has shown that a rail enhancement project in Britain, the Midlands Rail Hub, would lead to 30 million more miles being travelled by passengers on the region’s trains each year.
A Midlands Connect survey showed that 83 per cent of businesses stated that rail improvements would result in them and their employees using rail more.
Midlands Connect has urged local businesses to provide their views about improvements on the Shrewsbury-Black Country-Birmingham rail route.
Analysis by Midlands Connect shows that trains could run at 90 miles-per-hour along the new route, cutting journey times.
Porterbrook intends to invest in and upgrade the on-site facilities of the innovation centre for the benefit of customers, suppliers and the local community.
Midlands Connect is proposing that rail electrification, faster local trains and a new hourly train to London from Shrewsbury, would bring nearly £500 million of benefits to the UK economy.
HS2’s journey north accelerates as public consultation opens asking local communities to have their say on the railway’s proposed design refinements.
By electrifying the Midlands Main Line, the network will achieve its decarbonisation targets sooner and improve passenger connectivity.
The formation of an Acceleration Unit by the UK government will result in the quicker delivery of a range of rail upgrades across the country.
Stakeholders in the Birmingham International Station transformation project have agreed a crucial design stage, moving the development forward.