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Midlands Connect is focusing on widening access to HS2’s affordable rapid mass transit services, ensuring complimentary infrastructure around HS2 stations to stimulate economic growth, and expanding services on the existing network to compliment HS2 trains.
With the right planning, the possibilities for new jobs, housing and infrastructure is almost endless.
Our Midlands Rail Hub proposals will significantly boost East-West capacity and complement HS2 services, addressing the significant increase in demand for rail travel fuelled by the boom in the professional services sectors.
Introducing faster and more frequent connections to Birmingham allows passengers from Herefordshire and Worcestershire, the South West of England and South Wales to access HS2 services.
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Midlands Connect is working with growth partnerships across the region to make sure that all of the HS2 stations serving the Midlands are prepared for the arrival of high speed services and are properly connected to the existing transport network. For example, we are working with HS2 Ltd, the Urban Growth Company (UGC) and the Constellation Partnership to improve access from across the Midlands to the new Interchange Station in Solihull and the upgraded Crewe Hub Station, respectively.
We're also working with partners to ensure the government holds firm on its commitment to bring HS2 services to Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent via the West Coast Main Line, and maintain service levels through Lichfield, Tamworth and Coventry.
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Mark Thurston, Chief Executive, HS2 Ltd