Meriden MP Caroline Spelman will meet with businesses next month to discuss proposals for bringing a high speed rail line to serve Solihull.
Solihull Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses to attend talks with Ms Spelman over the plans, which could mean rail journeys from the Midlands to Paris and Brussels in just three hours.
Eurostar and Virgin Trains both want to run direct trains from Birmingham to Europe on the Government’s proposed High Speed Two (HS2) rail line.
Birmingham International Airport has launched a letter-writing campaign to push the case for a high speed rail link direct to the airport and National Exhibition Centre. It has asked business partners to make their views known to a government inquiry and the chamber said there were potential benefits for Solihull.
Solihull Chamber director Jane Jackson said: “Time is running out to influence the route because preliminary recommendations are expected in September with final finalisation before the end of the year.”
Caroline Spelman MP will be outlining proposals and discussing what businesses can do to help bring HS2 to serve the borough at the event.
The high speed line from London to the West Midlands could be built by 2020 at a cost of £7 billion.
The event takes places on September 8, at 5.30pm, in Birmingham Business Park.
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