Transport: Tamworth

Transport written question – answered on 21st March 2007.

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Photo of Brian Jenkins Brian Jenkins Labour, Tamworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what transport improvements for which his Department is responsible there have been in Tamworth constituency in the last 12 months; and what improvements are planned.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The Department allocated £24.049 million of capital resources to Staffordshire county council for 2006-07 through the local transport block funding for integrated transport and maintenance.

Staffordshire's delivery of their first local transport plan period was excellent and their plan for the second local transport period to 2011 has been assessed as 'good'. We have already committed a further £40.86 million in support for capital investment in the plan, and further allocations for highway maintenance will be announced in December.

On the railways, investment of over £8 billion has gone into the West Coast Main Line. From December 2008 Tamworth will benefit in having a regular hourly service throughout the day to and from London and Crewe plus fast morning and evening business services to and from London.

Tamworth has also benefited from the A5 Weeford to Fazeley improvement which was completed in October 2005.

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