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TRANSPORT

 

Walsall has a clear, ambitious and forward thinking vision to improve and develop the transport network, both within the Borough and across key commuter and freight/logistics networks, which will:

  • encourage economic growth
  • stimulate regeneration and unlock development potential
  • ease congestion to improve productivity and journey times
  • improve the environment
  • create healthier and safer places

We are investing in our transport infrastructure to ensure goods and people are able to move seamlessly across the network. Strategic transport projects that will have a positive impact on Walsall include:

Project:              High Speed Rail (HS2) & Local Connectivity

Description:  £56 billion project that will deliver a high speed rail link between London and Birmingham with two Birmingham Stations – Curzon Street and near Birmingham Airport – reducing journey times to 50 minutes. Walsall will work to ensure fast, efficient links and connectivity to the Birmingham HS2 stations, including delivery of the Chase Line Electrification.

Timescales:     Phase 1 London to Birmingham to complete in 2026

            Phase 2 Birmingham to Manchester/Leeds to complete in 2033

 

Project:              M6 Junction 10 Improvements (M6J10)

Description:  £65 million project to improve the strategic motorway junction in Walsall, designed to reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability through the area for businesses and residents.

Timescales:     Start 2018

                          Complete 2020

The Walsall Transport Plan 2017-22 is available here [insert link to PDF]

Further details on key transport projects can be found here: [insert link to PDF or .gov]

Contact the Strategic Transportation Team at Matt.Crowton@walsall.gov.uk

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