Multi-modal corridors

A strategic travel corridor links important and significant destinations such as major urban areas or international ports.

Four new Strategic Partnership Groups are being formed to provide oversight and support to the production of a long-term strategic transport plan, each representing one of the four strategic travel corridors identified across the geography of the Western Gateway STB area:

  • Midlands to South West
  • Midlands to the South Coast
  • South East to South West
  • South East to South Wales

Each Strategic Partnership Group will oversee the production of a multi-modal corridor plan which, once completed, will form part of the Western Gateway’s long-term Strategic Transport Plan.  The aim is to agree the plan by March 2023.

Each travel corridor will be considered as a whole and will benefit from working in partnership with stakeholders outside the Western Gateway area.

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Image 1 South East to South Wales

South East to South Wales

Chaired by the West of England Combined Authority.

This corridor focuses on the strategic movements along the M4, M32, M48 & A4 and the Great Western and South Wales mainlines.

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Image 2 South East to South West

South East to South West

Chaired by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council and Dorset Council.

This corridor focuses on the strategic movements along the A303, A31/A35 and the West of England line and South Western mainline.

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Midlands to South West

Midlands to South West

Chaired by Gloucestershire County Council.

This corridor will focus on strategic movements along the M5, A38 and A46 (Midlands Connect Trans-Midlands Trade Corridor). It will also include the Cross Country Route and Bristol to Exeter line.

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Midlands to South Coast

Midlands to South Coast

Chaired by Wiltshire Council.

This corridor focuses on the strategic movements along the: A36, A37, A338, A350, A354 and A358. This corridor benefits from a number of railway lines including the Golden Valley Line, the Heart of Wessex Line and the TransWilts rail link.