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HS2 will deliver 50,000 jobs to the West Midlands

Rail industry news / 6 September 2013 /

HS2 will deliver 50,000 jobs to the West Midlands and growth of £4bn per year in the region’s economic output…

Only HS2 can meet growing rail demand

Rail industry news / 2 August 2013 /

Geoff Inskip says the case for increased capacity and the need for HS2 is underpinned by demand for rail as journeys rose by 14 per cent in a year in the West Midlands…

Now let’s get on and build it says transport boss as HS2 challenges are rejected

Rail industry news / 24 July 2013 /

Transport boss Geoff Inskip says now is the time to work together and press on with HS2…

Birmingham’s HS2 station must deliver direct services to Europe

Rail industry news / 25 June 2013 /

Members of the region’s transport authority say Birmingham’s city centre high speed station must be world class…

Soaring rail use in Coventry and Birmingham highlights need for HS2

Rail industry news / 20 March 2013 /

The number of rail journeys in Coventry and Birmingham has soared in the last five years…

Announcement of northern routes will put West Midlands at the heart of HS2

Rail industry news / 28 January 2013 /

The West Midlands will benefit from being right at the heart of Britain’s high speed rail network…

Centro and councils welcome investment in regional rail network

Rail industry news / 8 January 2013 /

A planned £550 million upgrade to the West Midlands rail network was welcomed by the region’s councils…

Centro welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment on high speed rail

Rail industry news / 9 October 2012 /

A commitment by the Prime Minister and his Transport Secretary to press ahead with the HS2 high speed rail link was welcomed…

Centro welcomes Government rail spending plans

Rail industry news / 16 July 2012 /

Centro has welcomed the announcement by the Government of millions of pounds of investment in the Midlands rail infrastructure…

Centro to decide on bid for local rail control

Rail industry news / 21 June 2012 /

Centro will decide next week whether to formally tell the Government it is keen to take over responsibility for local rail services…

Rail projects can bring jobs and economic growth

Rail industry news / 15 June 2012 /

Three rail projects costing a total of £60m have the potential to create more than 4,400 new jobs and boost the West Midlands economy…

Decision to build HS2 is a tremendous boost for West Midlands

Rail industry news / 11 January 2012 /

The Transport Secretary’s decision to build HS2 from London to Birmingham has been hailed…

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