Category: Transport


Posted by lepadmin - September 30, 2014 - Enterprise Zone, Newsroom, Place, Skills, Transport

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has today confirmed it has been successful in its bid to establish the National College for High Speed Rail in the city.  This important win underlines Birmingham’s credentials as a centre of excellence for rail engineering and demonstrates how it is best placed and ready for the […]

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HS2 Jobs and Growth Boost Birmingham

Posted by lepadmin - July 21, 2014 - Newsroom, Regional Growth Fund, Strategy For Growth, Transport

  Birmingham chosen as location for the HS2 Construction HQ, creating 1,500 jobs Transport Secretary Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, has announced the launch of a pioneering regeneration body in Birmingham that will drive local economic growth around the landmark HS2 city centre terminus station, Curzon Street. The Birmingham Curzon Regeneration Company will lead the […]

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£3m carbon cutting funding package announced for Birmingham and Solihull

Posted by lepadmin - July 10, 2014 - Newsroom, Transport

A £3m package of Birmingham & Solihull transport schemes to boost economic growth and cut carbon was given the green light today (July 10). The money, from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, will pay for a range of cycling, walking and other public transport initiatives designed to connect people to work, education, training and leisure. […]

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Birmingham shortlisted for High Speed Rail College

Posted by lepadmin - June 13, 2014 - Newsroom, Transport

Birmingham has been shortlisted by Government to host the National College for High Speed Rail which will train thousands of people in the skills necessary to deliver the HS2 project. The bid prepared and submitted by the partners involved in the GBSLEP bid in April would seek to create a global centre to provide the skills […]

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GBSLEP submits High Speed Rail College proposal

Posted by lepadmin - April 30, 2014 - Newsroom, Skills, Transport

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has submitted its proposal to Government to base the national High Speed Rail College in Birmingham. The College would become a national centre for skills training for the H2 network and the bid prepared by the partners involved in the GBSLEP bid would seek to create a […]

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GBSLEP welcomes Commons vote on HS2

Posted by lepadmin - April 29, 2014 - Newsroom, Transport

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed the vote in the Commons yesterday (Monday) giving support to legislation which will pave the way for the HS2 network. Andrew Cleaves, GBSLEP Board Director with responsibility for transport, said: “The Commons vote is an incredibly important step forward and now means Government can press on […]

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Six West Midlands LEPs join forces to present unified vision for transport investment

Posted by lepadmin - April 14, 2014 - Newsroom, Transport

The six Local Enterprise Partnerships in the West Midlands have agreed a joint statement agreeing areas of improvement in transport necessary to drive economic growth. It identifies steps such as the investment in the road and rail network, improving links to HS2 and developing freight activity at Birmingham Airport as well as seeking improved connections […]

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GBSLEP supports bid to bring HS2 College to Greater Birmingham

Posted by lepadmin - January 14, 2014 - Newsroom, Transport

Following today’s announcement by Government that a specialist college to train the workers needed for the HS2 project is to be launched, the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has backed campaigns to bring the college to Greater Birmingham. Andrew Cleaves, Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Board Director with responsibility for transport, said: “We […]

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GBSLEP endorses publication of HS2 Hybrid Bill

Posted by lepadmin - November 24, 2013 - Newsroom, Transport

The publication of the HS2 Phase One Hybrid Bill has been endorsed by the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership who have urged Government to accelerate the project to ensure the benefits of the scheme are enjoyed earlier. The Bill being published today is a key milestone for the project, moving it from aspiration […]

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GBSLEP welcomes Department for Transport allocations to support economic growth

Posted by lepadmin - May 31, 2013 - Newsroom, Transport

The Department for Transport has today (Friday) approved bids worth more than £10 million from the Local Pinch Point Fund for improvements that will benefit economic growth projects in the GBSLEP. These were: Birmingham City Council – Birmingham Ring Road, facilitating access to the Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone – £3.9 million Centro – West […]

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