Lilian Greenwood MP will today welcome Transport Minister Norman Baker to Nottingham to discuss her plan for the city's future transport needs. Whilst in the city the Minister will also confirm that the Nottingham Station Hub has been given the green light.
Ms Greenwood issued the invitation during her House of Commons debate on Nottingham's transport infrastructure, where she also outlined her three point plan to improve transport for the future and urged the Minister to see the city's existing system for himself.
The £60 million project to transform Nottingham station was one of the three priorities identified by the Nottingham South MP, along with the extension of the tram network and the upgrade of the A453.
Lilian Greenwood said:
"I was delighted the Minister accepted my invitation to see what fantastic work our City Council and local transport bosses have done to make Nottingham a centre of excellence for local transport and the least car-dependent city in the UK."
"We have a strong record and a progressive transport system but we need to go further - which is why I have been speaking up on behalf of my constituents and pressing the Coalition government to get the investment we need for our city and its future development."
"Improvements to our transport system will not only help people in their daily lives connect with jobs and opportunities, even more importantly this vital investment will boost our local economy, create thousands of new jobs and drive growth for the future."
"I've already made my transport priorities clear to the Minister and I look forward to pressing our case in the strongest possible terms when he visits today."
"As far as my vision for Nottingham transport is concerned, today's announcement that the station redevelopment will go ahead is great news - it's definitely one down and two to go."