Director Andy Reed OBE joined forces with local politicians and private sector representatives this week to call for investment in the Midlands Rail infrastructure to help develop the local economy.

As Vice Chair of the LLEP Andy joined a Ministerial visit to Market Harborough to see the investment that has taken place to straighten the line and improve line speed and journey times. He then joined the Minister at Leicester City Hall for a Round Table to convince the Rail Minister to back the calls for investment.

”The concept and planning for the Midlands Connect Rail Hub is vital for the future of the Region and Leicestershire. The £2bn we are seeking will unlock great potential for better routes East and West for the Midlands.

Further details about Midlands Connect can be found here https://www.midlandsconnect.uk/

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