HS2 will place the West Midlands at the heart of the UK’s transport network with two new stations at Curzon Street in the centre of Birmingham and the Interchange in Solihull.
High speed rail will reduce the travel time to London to 38 minutes to add much-needed capacity between the region and the capital, but the benefits are much more than this.
People across the West Midlands must have access to a network that allows them to make the most of these benefits and improve their daily lives.
The long-term transport plan Movement for Growth will ensure HS2’s potential is fully realised by putting in place the road, rail and tram links needed to best connect and feed into the two high speed rail stations.
A fully integrated transport network will have rail and rapid transit links offering quick and frequent services between the region's towns and cities. This will underpin and accelerate economic growth with the connections needed to get the most from HS2, ensuring access to the two stations, and improving travel for everyone across the West Midlands.
Delivering such a network will reduce the impact on the environment, with cleaner air, lower carbon emissions and improved road safety. It will enable the efficient movement of people and goods, helping businesses connect to labour, supply chains, key markets and strategic gateways.
There will be investment in infrastructure to make better use of existing road and rail capacity through schemes such as junction improvements. Investment will take place in public transport, cycling and walking for additional sustainable transport capacity and also behaviour change, giving people the information they need to make the best travel choices possible.