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£11m boost for transport

PUBLIC transport in Solihull will undergo significant improvements thanks to a £11 million grant from the Government.

PUBLIC transport in Solihull will undergo significant improvements thanks to a £11 million grant from the Government.

Solihull Council plans to spend the money on boosting the links between the north and south of the borough.

As part of the scheme, there will be a new interchange at Birmingham International Station - improving links between trains and buses. New bus shelters and information points will be installed around the borough and a bus-only link will connect Bickenhill parkway and the airport.

Councillor Ted Richards, cabinet member for transport, highways and infrastructure, said: “This is fantastic news for Solihull and our partners. Not only will it improve links between the north and south of the borough, but will also improve employment opportunities by linking regeneration areas.

“We want to encourage people to use public transport rather than the car and this scheme will do just that.”

 

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