Wednesday 22 November 2017

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.