Midlands Connect Meeting

This morning I met with representatives of ‘Midlands Connect’ the strategic transport body overseeing road and rail long term investment plans for the East & West Midlands (pictured below together with Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry).

We discussed the plans to better connect Nottingham with the wider rail network and specifically the importance of the HS2 phase 2 route from Birmingham to Leeds via Toton, a crucial interchange that could radically boost rail capacity and new connections for our city.

I also raised the need for a longer term approach to low carbon vehicles – specifically the need for more thought to go into electric vehicle charging capacity both in residential areas and on main routes, without which we will see a slower take-up of lower carbon emitting transportation.

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