Local Transport: West Midlands

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons at on 21 March 2024.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Conservative, Lichfield

Hear, hear! The extension of the Birmingham to Lichfield line goes all the way to Burton and passes the National Memorial Arboretum. At the moment, the line is used only for freight, and I was told four years ago that the cost of upgrading it for passenger traffic would be only about £10 million, which is nothing in the great scheme of things. When will we see the line being completed so that people can go to the National Memorial Arboretum, which has half a million visitors a year, by rail instead of always having to use road?