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International Connectivity of the Midlands makes it one of the most exciting investment opportunities in Europe

International Connectivity of the Midlands makes it one of the most exciting investment opportunities in Europe

08/11/2017 - Launching a drive for closer working between the Midlands and China, the Communities Secretary has said the international connectivity of the Midlands makes it one of the most exciting investment opportunities in Europe


£1.6bn infrastructure investment at The Hub unveiled

£1.6bn infrastructure investment at The Hub unveiled

01/11/2017 - The vision to create a new urban quarter around the new HS2 Interchange Station in Solihull has been unveiled


Government invests £350 million improving local roads

Government invests £350 million improving local roads

19/10/2017 - A £345.3 million funding package to improve local roads and public transport across the country has been announced on Thursday 19 October by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.


£680 million investment in new trains for West Midlands Rail franchise

£680 million investment in new trains for West Midlands Rail franchise

18/10/2017 - New trains for West Midlands Rail franchise to be built in Derby


New funding for rail infrastructure commits to transport links which are vital to UK success

New funding for rail infrastructure commits to transport links which are vital to UK success

12/10/2017 - Railway investment to boost reliability and punctuality, for major upgrades and for new, faster, more comfortable trains


Thousands of jobs and almost £4billion for economy detailed in East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy

Thousands of jobs and almost £4billion for economy detailed in East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy

03/10/2017 - ‘People, place and connectivity’ are the focus of a new East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy, revealing how the planned high speed rail network could add thousands of jobs and billions of pounds to the region’s economy


Midlands Connect appoints new Director

14/09/2017 - We are pleased to report that Maria P Machancoses has been formally appointed as the Director of Midlands Connect


New operator announcement sets the region on track to economic investment

New operator announcement sets the region on track to economic investment

10/08/2017 - Rail passengers will get new longer trains with more seats and more space as nearly £1 billion is invested in services on the West Midlands network


Proposed rail upgrades would support £2bn economy boost with more trains and better HS2 links

Proposed rail upgrades would support £2bn economy boost with more trains and better HS2 links

04/08/2017 - Midlands Connect predict that the development of a new Midlands Rail Hub would result in a £2bn economic surge over the next 10 to 30 years.


£300k backing for Hereford Bypass

£300k backing for Hereford Bypass

01/08/2017 - Midlands Connect allocates funding to progress the Hereford bypass scheme


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