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Rail boost - and bus men delighted.

Byline: Evening Mail Reporter

THE number of rail passengers commuting into Birmingham's Moor Street Station has risen by seven per cent over previous weeks - and the West Midland county bus operators are delighted.

The increase has come with the extra peak hour and other services put on the Dorridge - Birmingham and Shirley Birmingham lines as the first step la the West Midland Passenger Transport Executives new integrated public transport system to serve the Solihull area.

A P.T.E. spokesman said that further increases in traffic could be expected, especially when approved bus-rail interchange arrangements were brought in soon at key stations.

Peak hour into-city trains on the two lines increased to 12 Srom yesterday and off-peak service have been doubled so that they run half-hourly.
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Date:Aug 25, 2007
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