The county council has unveiled a brand-new rail strategy to transform travel across Worcestershire including a masterplan for Redditch. 

The ambitious plan from Worcestershire County Council includes more frequent trains to London, greater country-wide connectivity, a fast Worcestershire to Bristol service, Worcester Shrub Hill and Redditch masterplan implementation and parking developments. 

The plans for Redditch in particular focus on redeveloping the railway station and providing a new gateway to the town centre. 

The county council hope the plans will help deliver better rail improvements across the county and set medium and long-term proposals to support and build on passenger demand until 2050.

Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for economy, infrastructure and skills, Marc Bayliss, said: “I am delighted to announce the adoption of this new rail strategy. It builds on the county’s first rail strategy which delivered the fantastic Worcestershire Parkway and a new station building at Kidderminster.

"The strategy highlights the county’s ambitions for driving forward rail improvements, recognising the role that rail plays in connecting people, communities, and businesses.’’

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