Harriett Baldwin MP has voiced her support of over one hundred million pounds worth of investment in rail services across the Midlands.

The West Worcestershire MP welcomed the £123 million investment programme, which includes additional train services for Malvern.

The Midlands Rail Hub project is set to enhance services all over the region, introducing an extra train service every hour for Malvern and Worcester train stations whilst also reducing travel times.


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In addition to providing more stops and trains at stations all over the West Midlands, the investment will see an estimated 14 million extra seats for rail passengers.

Previously, Mrs Baldwin had called on the Government and the railway regulator to assess the performance of West Midlands Trains, the current holder of the Midlands rail franchise.

She said: "The Midlands Rail Hub has an ambition to add significant extra train services and I was pleased to see that the project will add at least one extra train service an hour to Malvern.

"We all want to see faster, more reliable and more frequent train services and I hope that this will unlock significant extra capacity for local rail users."

She added: “The current franchise holder is not doing a great job for my constituents and needs to train more drivers and I hope that a formal review will form part of this proposal and I’m also keen to seen how this projects links into the ambition to improve stretches of the North Cotswold Line.

“I welcome this significant investment in our local rail provision, which offers a direct benefit from saving money on HS2 and I look forward to seeing the detailed plans as they are published.”