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Lichfield commuters told £41m London Midland investment will have a ‘positive impact’

Commuters in Lichfield have been told that a £41million Government investment in train services will have a “positive impact” on the area.

The money will see capacity increased on London Midland services across the country.

Cllr Ben Adams

Cllr Ben Adams

Cllr Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for economic growth and enterprise, said the investment was good news for everyone across the county.

“Improved transport links are vital for Staffordshire’s continued economic growth so this investment goes hand in hand with the work we are doing to attract investment and increase prosperity,” he said.

“We have great transport links in Staffordshire and are at the heart of the country, but better access to our towns from the rest of the country means more people will have greater employment and leisure opportunities and bring in business.

“London Midland serves Tamworth, Lichfield, Rugeley, Stafford, Stone and Penkridge so this really will have a positive impact on Staffordshire as early as next year.”

In addition to increased capacity, the investment is also aiming to deliver faster services.

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8 Comments

  1. Phil

    5th March, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Still no access for the disabled at Trent Valley though, right…?

  2. Paul Groves

    5th March, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    So, just to be clear. This will mean extra trains that those in wheelchairs and with mobility issues won’t be able to catch either, on top of the existing timetable which is also off limits to them unless it involves catching just the Stafford bound services. Good news!

  3. David Barton

    5th March, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    For those of us who rely on the trains to get about, any service improvement is good news. I agree though that disabled access to both platforms at Lichfield TV is long overdue.

  4. And

    5th March, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Access at Trent Valley is awful for pedestrians, and truly outrageous for those with mobility issues. Please invest some money on improving access.

  5. Doopster

    6th March, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Can you improve the sausage roll provision at Lich City as well?

  6. Paul Groves

    8th March, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Might be interesting to hear from Mr Fabricant on how this campaign he started in 2009 – https:https://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2009/03/20/michael-fabricant-mp-vows-to-continue-lichfield-trent-valley-battle/ – is going.

  7. Simon

    9th March, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Sutton Coldfield have got a lift on each platform, why not Lichfield Trent Valley?

  8. Phil

    12th March, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I used LTV for the first time in a while this weekend. I noticed they’ve added some speed bumps and lovely little painted lines to create a pedestrian path of sorts.

    Still not accessible though, of course.