Saturday 01 August 2015

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Devo-Developments in the East Midlands – An Update

At East Midlands Councils AGM on 17th July 2015, council leaders from across the region discussed progress in agreeing local devolution proposals. The early and significant progress made by all councils in Derby and Derbyshire (D2) and Nott...

HS2 Hub Station: Toton is the best option!

Council leaders and business representatives have strongly welcomed comments from the Chairman of HS2 Ltd supporting Toton as the location for a Hub Station serving the East Midlands. Sir David Higgins was speaking at today’s meeting...

Chancellor announces Budget support for Midlands Connect

Midlands Connect, the group championing strategic transport investment across the region, has welcomed £5 million of funding announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his Budget statement. The Chancellor is making the cash available t...

Midland Mainline Electrification: EMC outlines concerns to Secretary of State

Following last week’s announcement by Government that electrification of the Midland Mainline will be ‘paused’, EMC and partners have drafted a letter to the Secretary of State for Transport expressing disappointment at the dec...

Essential Rail Investment at Risk: Leaders seek urgent meeting with Secretary of State

The electrification of the Midland Mainline – described by Network Rail as ‘critical to delivering a reliable and sustainable railway and tackling overcrowding’ has been ‘paused’ by the Government pending a review o...