New rail plan for Worcestershire introduced

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A new rail strategy to transform rail across Worcestershire has been introduced by Worcestershire County Council. 

The plan seeks to deliver better rail improvements across the county and sets the county’s medium and long-term proposals to support and build on passenger demand until 2050.

The ambitious plan, adopted by Worcestershire County Council, includes more frequent trains to London, greater country-wide connectivity, introduction of a fast Worcestershire to Bristol service, Worcester Shrub Hill and Redditch masterplans implementation, Worcester area signalling modernisation and ongoing development of station accessibility including parking.

Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, Councillor Marc Bayliss, said:
“I am delighted to announce the adoption of this new rail strategy. It builds on the county’s first rail strategy which delivered the fantastic Worcestershire Parkway and a new station building at Kidderminster.

The strategy highlights the county’s ambitions for driving forward rail improvements, recognising the role that rail plays in connecting people, communities, and businesses.’’

For further information and to view the full strategy visit the Strategies page of the Worcestershire County Council website.