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Shopping for Cannock

Five years after plans for a shopping village for the Midlands in Cannock were announced, https://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/06/13/new-designer-outlet-village-planned-for-cannock/, work is well underway.

The photos below show the site on 26 December 2018.






Meanwhile, the long awaited electrification of the Chase Line looks to be finally completed in Spring 2019, some thirty years after the line reopened in 1989 and seven years on from the announcement of plans to electrify the line in 2012, https://birminghamcentral.blogspot.com/2012/07/chase-for-electric-brings-success-chase.html; work started six years ago in 2013, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24984232.

With work due to complete soon plans have been announced for improvements to Cannock station to increase car parking spaces and to help support the expected 3 million extra people expected to visit the area because of the new shopping village, though only a percentage of that figure using the railway, https://www.expressan…

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