TSSA has welcomed a new High Speed 2 (HS2) station being built in the West Midlands with the promise of around a thousand jobs and apprenticeships.
The hub will not open until at least 2027 but building work is already underway for the Birmingham HS2 Interchange station.
TSSA is the officially recognised union for staff at HS2 and has long championed the new high speed rail lines.
Commenting, TSSA Organising Director, Nadine Rae said: “As the recognised union for HS2 we heartily welcome this news because there is no more important large-scale project taking place in our country today.
“We have always said that HS2 will turbo charge local and regional economies, build superb new infrastructure and provide many jobs - the new station for the West Midlands is proof positive of that.
“HS2 is central to the future of rail in our country and rail is central to the future of us all – as the cleanest and greenest way to travel and transport goods.
“The Conservative government, which has reneged on HS2 commitments while claiming to be levelling up, needs to go back to the drawing board the build HS2 all the way to Scotland.”