Track workers and Bloxwich station aerial composite

Millions invested into West Midlands railway developments

As part of Network Rail’s £3 million investment to renew track along key routes, the West Midlands is having 6km of track replaced.

The works form part of the industry’s pledge to build back better for when passengers return and travel restrictions are eased.

As old track will be torn up and new modern railway lines laid, some routes will be shut and bus replacement will be in operation.

 Dave Penney, Network Rail’s Central Route Director, said: “While passenger numbers are still low, we’re making sure the railway across the West Midlands is in the best possible shape ready to welcome passengers back when lockdown measures can be eased.

“For those who are still travelling by rail for reasons permitted by the government, I’d urge people to check National Rail Enquiries before they set off on their journey so they know what to expect.”

Alex Warner, Chairperson of the Grand Rail Collaboration, representing train operators across the West Midlands, said: “This investment in the West Midlands rail network will allow us to welcome passengers back to comfortable and reliable journeys as soon as we’re able.”

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