FABRICANT PROPOSES CURZON STREET STOP ON CROSS-CITY LINE AND BETTER ACCESS AT LICHFIELD TRENT VALLEY
Michael Fabricant is proposing that an additional halt/station be introduced on the Lichfield Trent Valley to Redditch Cross-City line. “On a recent visit to Birmingham City University and Millennium Point, I saw the plans for the proposed HS2 station in Curzon Street if the legislation ever reaches the statute book.
“With the whole area expanding and being redeveloped around Millennium Point, it makes sense to me that my constituents in Lichfield and others in Birmingham should have direct access to this exciting new part of the City. At present, trains on the Cross-City line trundle past Curzon Street on their way in to New Street. If the HS2 Curzon Street station is ever constructed, it would make powerful sense for the Cross-City line to connect with the new station and HS2.
“I have now taken this up with the Department for Transport and await their formal response” says Michael.
Lichfield Trent Valley
Michael Fabricant has met with Chris Winfield of Network Rail who works with the ‘Access for All’ project and with Patrick McLoughlin, the Secretary of State for Transport, in separate meetings, to discuss access at Lichfield Trent Valley. “It is totally unacceptable that disabled access is unavailable for either the southbound West Coast Mainline or the Cross-City line from the main entrance at Lichfield Trent Valley station” says Michael Fabricant. “I am hoping that within the next year funds might be allocated for lift access to all platforms not only for disabled passengers, but for those carrying heavy luggage or child buggies.
“Lichfield Trent Valley is a well-used station and its users deserve better. I shall keep up the pressure!”