£1.8m government investment on way for HS2 station in East Midlands
Chris Grayling has announced today that up to £1.8m is to be provided by the government to help fund the new HS2 station at Toton (East Midlands).
A new station at Toton will deliver more expedient journeys for passengers travelling by rail and improve connections with the cities of Birmingham, Manchester and London.
The funding will also be used to for the development of transport connection to the Toton hub including as tram and bus services. This will ensure that locals enjoy the full benefit of the funding.
Locals will also benefit from rising regional economy and hope be up to 74,000 new jobs by 2043 which is predicted to increase the local economy by £4bn.
Councillor Jon Collins, chairman of the East Midlands HS2 Strategic Board, and leader of Nottingham City Council said: “I am delighted about today’s announcement. The additional funding will help us to progress some of the key infrastructure projects that will make our growth ambitions a reality.’’ £1.8m government investment on way for HS2 station in East Midlands