Maximising the benefits of HS2 and improving local transport networks
We have been working with Centro and other West Midlands authorities to look at how we can improve local transport networks to maximise the benefits of HS2. This includes access to the stations and the jobs and development opportunities that HS2 will create in the city and the wider region.
The work has looked at all modes from walking and cycling to rail improvements and everything in between. For more information please see the Transport for West Midlands
Work on this is continuing through Midlands Connect, which has been set up to champion strategic transport investment throughout the Midlands region.
The first phase of Midlands Connect is a major economic study into examining and assessing where connectivity improvements are likely to have the greatest long-term impact on employment and the economy, including developing an integrated plan for improved connectivity to HS2. More information is available on the Transport for West Midlands
More locally we’ve been working to ensure the appropriate strategies and plans incorporate the vision for HS2, including the Birmingham Development Plan, Birmingham Curzon HS2 Draft Masterplan and also proposals for Washwood Heath.