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  • 20-year plan revealed to create Midlands Rail HubA 20-year strategy to create a ‘Midlands Rail Hub’ will create the capacity for six million more individual train journeys each year, boost the Midlands’ economy by £649m pounds a year and shift £22bn of freight from the roads to the railways, according to Our Routes to Growth, a report unveiled today (9 July) by the Sub-national transport body Midlands Connect and the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling.

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