Explore the map to discover the projects that make up the Midlands Engine Rail programme of improvements.

Key Projects
Midlands Rail Hub

Our flagship rail project; a £2 billion package of improvements that will create space for faster, more frequent passenger services between our economic centres, and 72 extra freight trains through the region each day.

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Birmingham Airport Connectivity

Our plan to improve access to Birmingham Airport on the conventional network, with better connections from the south of England, East Midlands, Yorkshire and the North East.

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Birmingham-Black Country-Shrewsbury

We are working with West Midlands Rail Executive to examine the case for increasing the number of trains on the corridor from three to four, made possible by capacity released post-HS2.

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Nottingham – Lincoln

Slow and infrequent rail services between Nottingham and Lincoln mean only a small proportion of journeys on this corridor are made by train. We are working to understand how the speed and frequency of services can be improved, while delivering a good return on investment.

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Derby-Stoke-Crewe

We are investigating the feasibility of doubling the frequency of services along this east west corridor, and cutting journey times. Our plans have the potential to significantly increase demand on the line and encourage more people to travel by train instead of use their cars.

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Midlands Connect Conventional Compatible HS2 Services

It is essential that the Midlands makes the most of its new high speed rail infrastructure. We are investigating the potential for additional conventional compatible trains to serve the city centres of Nottingham and Leicester, boosting east-west and north-south links.

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