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Midlands Connect

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 1113, tabled on 16 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of delivering Midlands Connect.

Answered on

21 October 2019

To date the Government has provided Midlands Connect with £25 million to develop a transport strategy and progress key projects designed to boost productivity and growth in the region.

This includes £5 million to develop the Midlands Rail Hub, which is a suite of infrastructure improvements designed to improve rail travel in the region. The cost of delivering Midlands Rail Hub in its entirety is estimated to be between £1.5bn and £2bn.

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