14 April 2021
Ahead of the local, regional and devolved national elections in May 2021, RIA has published five manifestos covering London & the South East, the North of England, Midlands, Wales and Scotland.
The Midlands Manifesto calls for:
- Deliver High Speed 2 in full, including the Eastern Leg, in order to reap the full benefits of the scheme.
- Support the Midlands Rail Hub, to deliver greater connectivity within the region.
- Support the decarbonisation of the Midlands rail network including the continued electrification of the Midland Mainline and investment in hydrogen and battery rolling stock.
- Provide the support to develop skills and innovation strategies for the Midlands.