Lichfield MP has called for trains from the city to have an additional stop near the new HS2 station in Birmingham.
The high speed rail line terminal at Curzon Street will run alongside the cross city line as it heads into Birmingham New Street.
Michael Fabricant made his comments after using a House of Commons debate to urge Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin to look into an additional stop for services from Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley.
“Although it will always be quicker and more convenient for my constituents to travel to London direct from Lichfield Trent Valley, there could be huge advantages to a link with Curzon Street in the years to come,” he said.
“The present unconnected design of HS2 is a nonsense. But if eventually HS2 links directly with the continent, and to Heathrow Airport and Scotland and the north, a co-station with Curzon Street makes huge sense given that the cross-city line passes alongside the HS2 station.
“And there are shorter term advantages too. Birmingham City University and the area around Millennium Point are growing in importance to Lichfield and a direct link from Lichfield as well as from other stations up to and including Redditch makes good sense for the future.
“I will continue to pursue this option with the Government in the months and years to come.”