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2023 Investment Prospectus

Unrivalled Transport and Connectivity

An unparalleled strategic location at the heart of the country’s road and rail network.

The regions excellent connectivity will be further improved with two HS2 rail stations enabling journey times to central London of less than 40 minutes.

The West Midlands is also served by the nation’s fastest-growing airport. Before 2020, 50 different airlines operated from Birmingham Airport taking 13 million passengers to 143 destinations around the world annually.

We continue to invest heavily in future infrastructure, improving connectivity and bringing new high quality integrated transport services. This includes the over £1 billion City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement Programme and zero-emission transport infrastructure, delivering seven new rail stations, new tram lines, Sprint-Bus Rapid Transit routes, a world leading Future Transport Zone (FTZ), and the UK’s first all-electric bus city in Coventry. Our Regional Transport Coordination Centre use world-class technology, bringing an efficient and quality service to residents of the West Midlands.

HS2 will put the West Midlands less than 40 minutes from central London