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Midlands Connect unveils plans for faster, more frequent services

Rail

Peter Plisner
03 June 2021

 

Regional transport body Midlands Connect has released reports on plans to speed up journey times between key Midlands towns and cities. A feasibility study outlines nearly £500m of benefits to the economy, if the route between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury was upgraded, including electrification. Meanwhile, there are plans to reinstate direct rail services between Coventry and the East Midlands for the first time in two decades.

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