Wednesday 19 December 2018

Transport for the East Midlands

Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has been confirmed the first chair of ‘Transport for the East Midlands’ (TfEM). Cllr Richard Davies from Lincolnshire County Council is the Vice Chair.

TfEM brings together senior leaders from the region’s local transport authorities under the auspices of East Midlands Councils.   It will provide regional leadership on strategic transport issues for the East Midlands such as the future of the Midland Main Line, the A46 and HS2, develop and agree transport investment priorities, and provide collective input into the Midlands Connect initiative, the Department for Transport and its delivery bodies. 

The first meeting of TfEM took place on the 16th June 2017 and considered the emerging transport strategy for serving the proposed East Midlands HS2 Hub Station at Toton, the Midlands Connect 3 Year Plan and the East Midlands Rail Franchise competition.


Transport for the East Midlands Board Meetings

The TfEM Board Meeting will take place on 21 November 2018 at Leicestershire County Council. The board chaired by Sir Peter Soulsby will include;

  • A Presentation from East Midlands Airport
  • An Update on the East Midlands Priorities [the paper is available from Item 4 TfEM Priorities]
    • Making the most of HS2
    • MML fit for the 21st Century
    • Improving Access to East Midlands Airport
    • A46 Growth Corridor & Newark
    • A5 Growth Corridor
    • Transforming East-West Connectivity
  • A Presentation on Midlands Connect Coventry – Leicester- Nottingham Rail Corridor Study
  • An update Midlands Connect
    • Sub National Transport Body Developments
    • Major Road Network
  • A discussion about a second East Midlands Infrastructure Summit in February 2019

Final TfEM papers 21 November 2018  

TfEM Board Presention 21st November 2018 (002)