To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether improvements in railway track speed between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton will be delivered within the 2019 Parliament.
19 May 2022
Midlands Connect is developing proposals for line speed improvements between Birmingham and Shrewsbury. When completed, the outputs of this work will be presented in a strategic outline business case (SOBC), which I hope to receive this summer. The SOBC will provide an assessment of delivery timescales, costs, and benefits of the scheme, and the Department will make a formal assessment of the proposals upon receipt of the business case.