East Midlands gets Govt cash to develop HS2 hub transport links


Ministers have announced £1.8m to help to improve transport links to the new HS2 hub at Toton in the East Midlands.

The Department for Transport (DfT) said the cash would ‘help realise the extraordinary potential' of the new HS2 station.


Transport secretary Chris Grayling announced the cash, which will go to the East Midlands HS2 Partnership.

He said: ‘As the future backbone of our national rail network, HS2 is vital for delivering better connections between our major cities, bringing communities closer together with faster, more frequent services for passengers.

‘It will also play a pivotal role in boosting productivity and prosperity across the country, with new and improved stations acting as catalysts for regeneration, jobs, new housing and economic growth.

‘Committing additional funding to support the development of a HS2station at Toton will help drive forward ambitious proposals, ensuring that the region stands ready to seize the enormous benefits of HS2.’

Cllr Jon Collins, chair of the East Midlands HS2 Strategic Board and leader of Nottingham City Council, said: ‘The additional funding will help us to progress some of the key infrastructure projects that will make our growth ambitions a reality.’

The DfT said the additional funding will further develop proposals for public transport connections to the Toton hub, ‘ensuring surrounding communities benefit from new rail, tram and bus services, as well as improved road access, to the new HS2 station’.


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