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Midlands Connect to give evidence at Commons Transport Committee

Published: Thursday 02 February 2018

WHAT: Transport Select Committee Evidence Session: Rail Infrastructure Investment

WHEN: Monday 26th February, 4.45pm, Wilson Room, Portcullis House


  • Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect;
  • Geoff Brown, Chair, Peninsula Rail Task Force;
  • Barry White, Chief Executive, Transport for the North;
  • Mick Noone, Director of Integrated Transport, Merseytravel.


Midlands Connect Director Maria Machancoses is to join other regional transport bodies as witnesses in the second of five oral evidence sessions in the Commons Transport Committee’s inquiry into rail infrastructure investment.

On Monday 26th February at 4.45pm, the Committee will hear evidence on apparent regional disparities and how to address them, and whether the current system of planning and delivering investment in rail infrastructure is adequate.

More information on the inquiry can be found here

Watch the session online here

More information about the Transport Committee can be found here


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Midlands Connect, in collaboration with central government, brings together local authorities and local enterprise partnerships from across the Midlands. Together, the Midlands Connect Partnership and the Department for Transport have developed a transport strategy that identifies the major infrastructure projects needed to improve the connectivity of our region’s key locations so we can help drive economic growth and power the Midlands Engine.

The Midlands Connect Strategy can be downloaded here:

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