Camp Hill Railway Line
Update: 17 August 2007
For many years, I have been pressing the Council about reopening
the Camp Hill railway line which would give people in Moseley and Kings Heath access to a direct rail line into the city
centre. I have just received details of the results of the Camp Hill Railway
Line Study into this proposal, in a public report to the Cabinet Member for
Transportation and Street Services and I am informed by the Council that this will soon be
available on their website.
I am also pleased that the £177m funding that will be required
for the reopening of the Camp Hill line is being prioritised in the transport strategy
recently submitted to the Government by West Midlands Local Authorities. However, as you will see from a press release I recently issued, I remain disappointed with
the overall thrust of this strategy, which I fear is unlikely to result in the funding we
need from Government for this and other projects.