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The Solihull Gateway Project.

Solihull Gateway Project will cause delays

The Solihull Gateway Project will see enhancements in Station Road and Poplar Road, one of the key 'gateways' into the town.

Cllr Kath Hartley

Borough wins transport cash boost

Solihull is set for a share of a £3 million funding package to improve cycling, walking and public transport facilities.

1930's station waiting room at Dorridge Station

Vandals spoil vintage station waiting room

Just weeks after a new vintage waiting room at Dorridge Station was unveiled, two acts of vandalism over Easter have led to its closure.

Mark Sturgess of Network Rail, Coun Roger Horton and Terry Oliver of London Midland Acocks Green station

Full steam ahead for station revamp

Work has begun on the installation of lifts at Acocks Green railway station as part of a £1.7 million improvement scheme.

Centro looks at cutting number of "untouched" disabled bays at local train station

CENTRO is looking at whether to cut the number of ‘untouched’ disabled bays at Widney Manor Station in Solihull.

Transport blueprint for economic growth unveiled

A NEW transport blueprint to underpin economic growth and job creation was unveiled for the West Midlands.

King Edward VI Camp Hill Schools

Solihull schoolchildren's 'Green Bus' routes face an uncertain future

Bus services which take Solihull schoolchildren to grammar schools around the region face an uncertain future if a cap on the amount of public money they receive remains in place, a court has heard

HS2 will bring jobs boost to Birmingham, Solihull and the region says transport minister

BIRMINGHAM will be one of the best connected cities in the UK providing jobs and economic growth right across the West Midlands, including Solihull, says transport minister Stephen Hammond.

Centro users in West Midlands are more than satisfied with service.

CENTRO has seen an increase in the number of rail passengers in the West Midlands who are satisfied with the service.

Solihull receives cash boost to boost economy

SOLIHULL is to get a share of a cash injection to help tackle congestion, reduce carbon emissions and kick start the economy.

Centro appoints new chairman.

CENTRO has elected John McNicholas as its new chairman at its annual general meeting this week.

Residents unite in battle to get bus service back

‘GIVE us back our bus’ - that’s the call from a host of angry Solihull residents who have launched a petition to reinstate a popular bus service that had served the locality for 40 years.

Bus admission from Solihull's Centro boss

A CENTRO boss has admitted he wouldn’t travel home on the top deck of a bus because he wouldn’t “feel safe”.

Bus route axe threatens jobs at National Motorcycle Museum

JOBS at The National Motorcycle Museum have been put in jeopardy by National Express’ plans to cut its only bus route.

‘Oyster card’ launch offers cheaper fares

A PROTOTYPE bringing the equivalent of London’s Oyster card to the West Midlands has begun trials in Solihull.

Joy and dismay as HS2 gets the green light

“THINGS are only going to get worse” - that’s the view of Solihull’s high-speed rail opponents, following the Government’s decision to press ahead with the controversial project.

Joy and dismay as HS2 makes tracks for Solihull

“THINGS are only going to get worse” - that’s the view of Solihull’s high-speed rail opponents, following the Government’s decision to press ahead with the controversial project.

Democracy dies

REGARDING Sainbury’s, at last Wednesday’s planning meeting, Dorridge’s three ward councillors let down the 1,000+ constituents who did not want such a large store here by sitting on the fence and making out that the community was split down the middle.

Business as usual

I AM writing to say how upset I am that Shirley Royal British Legion continues to open up and trade while war veterans and members of the public march and attend Remembrance service.

Plan for car park heads for fruition

CHILTERN Railways, Centro, Solihull councillors and Network Rail were celebrating on Thursday as they became a step closer to adding an extra deck to the car park at Solihull train station.


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