Rail Revolution for Birmingham and the West Midlands

Rail services across Birmingham and the West Midlands are set for a revolution – with journey times slashed and train frequency increasing.

Improving rail connections could be worth £649 million a year to the regional economy by 2037, with DOUBLE the amount of trains an hour between Birmingham and Nottingham, Leicester, Hereford and Derby.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: "These proposals capture the extraordinary economic potential and ambition of the Midlands Engine. The Government will continue to work with Midlands Connect to develop these proposals to help ensure the region has the transport system it needs for a prosperous future.”

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