Plan for Whitacre link gains wide support

THE report that I have co-authored with quantity surveyor and construction economist Michel Byng in which we propose restoration of the former Stonebridge Railway between Hampton-in-Arden and Whitacre Junction in Warwickshire to serve the HS2 Birmingham Interchange, the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham Airport and the M42 business corridor has caused quite a stir.

And, despite some of the comments left on the Railnews website, most of the reaction has been extremely positive from MPs, the City of Coventry, the Black Country, and even organisations representing small businesses and the tourism and travel industry. Continue reading