The proposed Midlands Rail Hub programme aims to improve rail connectivity and boost economic growth across the Midlands and towards the South-West through a series of projects across the region.
Meeting future demand
Birmingham is one of the most complex and congested parts of the British rail network. Currently, the railway through central Birmingham is not equipped to meet the passenger demands of the future.
Midlands Rail Hub proposes to increase capacity at Birmingham Moor Street station, which will be adjacent to the new HS2 station at Curzon Street, and to reduce overall congestion on key rail corridors radiating from Central Birmingham.
Bordesley to Moor Street enhancements
We have identified that the most cost-effective option to increase rail capacity in central Birmingham is to construct new railway to connect the Camp Hill line to the Chiltern main line which will allow more trains to use Birmingham Moor Street station.
The new railway is critical to the wider Midlands Rail Hub programme, unlocking existing capacity constraints in central Birmingham. The project would also provide future opportunities for improved journeys further afield.
Currently, we are preparing the Outline Business Case for the Department for Transport to make the case to continue development for the new railway between Bordesley to Moor Street station. The project is subject to ongoing consideration to maximise Value for Money and be affordable for both rail users and taxpayers.
For any comments or questions about the Midlands Rail Hub programme or any associated schemes, call our 24-hr Network Rail national helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit our contact us page.