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Railways: Midlands

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 900502, tabled on 28 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve rail services in the Midlands.

Answered on

30 January 2020

Major investment is planned to improve rail services throughout the region. In the West Midlands, £700m is being invested in a fleet of 180 new carriages which will deliver 20,000 more peak hour seats into Birmingham over the next two years,

The East Midlands will benefit from our £1.5 billion upgrade of the Midland Mainline, with faster peak time journeys to London from this December and a brand-new fleet of bi-mode trains entering service from 2022.

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