MP finds out how rail project will benefit Bromsgrove and Barnt Green - The Bromsgrove Standard

MP finds out how rail project will benefit Bromsgrove and Barnt Green

Bromsgrove Editorial 3rd Apr, 2023   0

BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid met with representatives of the Midlands Connect Rail Hub to find out how its latest project could benefit the district, in particular Bromsgrove and Barnt Green stations.

The rail project spanning the whole of the Midlands could lead to improvements in access from the West Midlands to the South West, Wales, and the East Midlands.

When Mr Javid was Chancellor he granted £20m to Midlands Connect to fund the proposals.

He said: “I was delighted to meet with representatives from Midlands Connect to discuss their Midlands Rail Hub project.

“As Chancellor in 2019, I committed the Conservative Party to supporting this scheme and I look forward to seeing the fantastic benefits that it will bring to Bromsgrove District upon completion.”

Bromsgrove would see an additional train per hour to Birmingham Moor Street and Hereford as well as the capacity for an additional CrossCity service to Birmingham New Street and beyond.

Barnt Green would benefit from an additional CrossCity service to and from Redditch.

Extensions and upgrades to railway lines between Kings Norton and Barnt Green would allow more trains to pass each other en route to their destination.

Upgrades to electrical infrastructure are also proposed in this area.

And an improved junction is proposed at Barnt Green, alongside major infrastructure upgrades in and around Birmingham City Centre.

  • WHAT do you think about connectivity between Bromsgrove and other towns and cities across the Midlands and in the UK? What would you like to see done to improve railway services to and from Bromsgrove? Email your views to [email protected]


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