West Midlands Interchange Update
West Midlands interchange CGI (Copper)
A year since the project changed hands, there is movement on the West Midlands Interchange (WMI), a designated Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) located in South Staffordshire, in the middle of the so-called logistics golden triangle. The new Strategic Rail Freight Interchange will sit adjacent to the West Coast Main Line and span 300 hectares.
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How likely is the rail part of this likely to happen when the government can’t even electrify the last mile to our docks, confirm the Ely upgrade will go ahead or commit to East West Rail. What chance have we got while the government and the treasury are anti rail. Sad but true.
It must make it very difficult reporting on the railways in an upbeat manner.
Yes, but primarily, what is current Goal of England/Scotland, for a timely on shore feeding the ports, gates of Nation, for benefitting the big, unique advantage?
(Hemisphere needs and is missing an offshore hub, like Singapore…)
Regardless of Brexit, benefitting of nearness, should remain Goal. For that, but anyhow, an upgraded, a timely, a sustainable, resilient, a New Old Railway, urgently is requested, and hereby suggested.A shift is needed!
(Electrification, yes, but a timely, etc., etc.)