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:
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 2020
The Walsall Transport Plan 2017-22 is available HERE
Contact the Strategic Transportation Team at Matt.Crowton@walsall.gov.uk
Links to why Walsall; Development and Investment Opportunities