Midlands Engine

Plans for £20m ‘HS2 gateway’ in Sutton Coldfield to go to consultation

Plans for £20m ‘HS2 gateway’ in Sutton Coldfield to go to consultation

16.07.19: Proposals for a £20m transport hub in Sutton Coldfield are set to go to a consultation with the public, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) announced today. Under the proposals, major rail-to-bus connectivity routes would be created and th...

Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

02.07.19: The TCR Midlands conference is only days away and tickets are going fast for the sector event of the year at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on 18 July. Get your tickets online here. With increasingly louder voices calling for greater inv...

Rail minister ‘entirely supports the aspiration’ of £2bn Midlands Rail Hub

Rail minister ‘entirely supports the aspiration’ of £2bn Midlands Rail Hub

01.07.19: Rail Minister Andrew Jones has given his support to plans submitted by Midlands Connect for a transformative Midland Rail Hub in the region. The proposed project aims to upgrade routes between the East and West Midlands to make travel easier...

Your chance to meet Midland Metro Alliance executives at TCR Midlands event

01.07.19: Director of the Midland Metro Alliance, Alejandro Moreno, and head of procurement Paula Gray have been confirmed as attending the TransCityRail (TCR) Midlands conference and dinner in Birmingham on 18 July. Both will be available for networking o...

Local SMEs key for Midland Metro Alliance's head of procurement Paula Gray

Local SMEs key for Midland Metro Alliance's head of procurement Paula Gray

28.06.19: Paula Gray, head of procurement, explains how the Midland Metro Alliance continues to establish partnerships with innovative local SMEs. The Midland Metro Alliance, working on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority, is expanding the tram...

Malcolm Holmes: Midlands Rail Hub 'about connecting people'

Malcolm Holmes: Midlands Rail Hub 'about connecting people'

26.06.19: Malcolm Holmes, executive director of the West Midlands Rail Executive, about what impact the proposed £2bn Midlands Rail Hub would have to rail connectivity within the region.

Major railway suppliers join forces to form ‘Rail Innovation Family’

Major railway suppliers join forces to form ‘Rail Innovation Family’

26.06.19: The UK’s major rail suppliers have joined forces to form a ‘Rail Innovation Family’ that will help provide greater and clearer support for suppliers seeking to bring innovation into the rail industry. The Rail Innovation Family...

Midlands Rail Hub proposal document launches in Birmingham

Midlands Rail Hub proposal document launches in Birmingham

26.06.19: Key figures within the Midlands rail industry have gathered in Birmingham today to back the region’s new investment proposal and launch the Midlands Rail Hub summary report.

Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

24.06.19: Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

Challenging perceptions of apprenticeships in the rail industry with Anna Delvecchio

Challenging perceptions of apprenticeships in the rail industry with Anna Delvecchio

20.06.19: RTM talks exclusively to one of the rising stars of the industry and Transport’s Woman of the Year 2018, Anna Delvecchio. Amey’s commercial account director, TransCityRail panellist and Rail Sector Deal co-lead, Delvecchio d...

Malcolm Holmes on new stations for the Black Country

Malcolm Holmes on new stations for the Black Country

10.06.19: Malcolm Holmes, executive director of the West Midlands Rail Executive, described the new stations set to be built for the Black Country region of the Midlands. The last time the residents of Darlaston or Willenhall could board a train on their d...

A train journey on the Midland Main Line 15 years from now…

A train journey on the Midland Main Line 15 years from now…

10.06.19: Chris Hobson, director of policy and external affairs at the East Midlands Chamber, talks in detail about what travelling through the region will look like in 2034. A mere 15 years from now, a description of a rail journey from London to Sheffiel...

Apprentice to Co-leading the Rail Sector Deal

Apprentice to Co-leading the Rail Sector Deal

05.06.19: In a series of Q&A’s with key speakers on the run up to TransCityRail Midlands, we caught up with TransCityRail panellist and Amey’s commercial account director, Anna Delvecchio, for her insight into what the rail Sector Deal means...

Networks Rail’s David Ollerhead, on engaging with the supply chain

Networks Rail’s David Ollerhead, on engaging with the supply chain

04.06.19: David Ollerhead, Networks Rail Open for Business Programme Director, joins us to discuss ‘breaking down barriers’ and making it easier for organisations to invest in the sector. Ahead of TransCityRail Midlands 2019, he explains that he...

Birmingham Moor Street vision embraces the future and celebrates the past

Birmingham Moor Street vision embraces the future and celebrates the past

31.05.19: Maria Machancoses, director of Midlands Connect, looks forward to what the Birmingham Moor Street's redevelopment will mean for the region. Over the years, many of Birmingham’s beautiful, historic buildings have been lost to the bulldozers....

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