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Worcestershire Rail Investment Strategy

Have Your Say on the County’s new draft Worcestershire Rail Investment Strategy (WRIS2)

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Worcestershire County Council is pleased to invite comments on their revised draft Worcestershire Rail Investment Strategy (WRIS2). The strategy has been produced to update on the original Rail Investment Strategy which was adopted in 2017, which was influential in securing much needed rail investment in rail infrastructure and facilities in the county.  

Rail is critical to the ongoing economic development of the county, providing low carbon travel choice, and the potential for enhanced connectivity to high growth economies throughout the country for businesses and residents in Worcestershire. 

The new revised draft Worcestershire Rail Investment Strategy (2022 to 2050) strategy updates the 2017 strategy, reflecting the changes in the industry, ongoing recovery from covid, review of local plans and achievements to date. It sets out the priorities for rail investment is the county, recognising the need for partnership across the rail industry to ensure delivery. The strategy looks to the future setting timelines for delivery to 2050. 

Download: Draft Worcestershire Rail Investment Strategy 2022 to 2050 (PDF)

Have your say

Your feedback is valuable and anonymous and could help us shape our new rail strategy.  

Closing date for feedback is Friday, 21 October, 2022

What happens next?

Any feedback received during the consultation exercise will be evaluated and may be used to revise the strategy. A summary report  will be published on the website in due course. The final version of the WRIS2 will be published on WCC website in winter 2022 to 2023. 

Worcestershire County Council would like to thank any participants for taking part in the survey and providing comments.