Network Resilience

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We will be using innovative methods and equipment to bring smarter, closer control of traffic flows on major routes.


We are experiencing an unprecedented level of investment in transport infrastructure, bringing much needed improvements to the way people and goods are able to move around the West Midlands.

The next ten years or so will see:

  • The arrival of HS2
  • Major enhancements to the region’s motorway network
  • Extensions of local tram and train services
  • Improvements and additions to bus and cycling networks
  • New sustainable technologies to help cut air pollution from vehicles

All of these will add up to a new integrated, go-anywhere transport system delivering more capacity, more choice and a cleaner, healthier environment for us all.

We will be building 215,000 new homes for people by 2031 as well as creating thousands of new jobs through developments including UK Central in Solihull, the Black Country Enterprise Zones and Paradise in Birmingham’s business quarter.

We will also be hosting events of international importance including Coventry City of Culture in 2021 and the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

The sheer scale of the activities that are involved means an impact on everyday life is inevitable. The challenge we face is to keep disruption to a minimum.

Working with our delivery partners, we will coordinate how works programmes are managed and delivered.

We will be using innovative methods and equipment to bring smarter, closer control of traffic flows on major routes.  

Communications will be vital to maintaining transport network resilience.  We are developing new digital communications channels to give members of the travelling public access to real time information across all methods of travel.  This will build on the capabilities of the Transport for West Midlands Journey Planner.