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Railways: West Midlands

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 41677, tabled on 3 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the economic impact of the Midlands Rail Hub project.

Answered on

9 September 2021

Network Rail submitted the Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) for Midlands Rail Hub in August 2019, it was assessed in line with the HMT Green Book and approved by Ministers.

The next stage is the development of the Outline Business Case which is being progressed by Network Rail with input from Midlands Connect, the Department expects to receive initial reports in 2022.