Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Connectivity: More Attractive Than Ever with HS2 and West Midlands Expansion Underworks

Brett Alegre-wood
August 4, 2021

Regenerations in the transport links and connectivity such as HS2 and West Midlands Expansion in Newcastle-under-Lyme are causing a stir of excitement in the region. Newcastle-under-Lyme is located just a walk away from Crewe station which will continue to act as a key rail hub upon the arrival of HS2 in 2026 and the ongoing West Midlands Rail expansion. Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Connectivity and Travel Links makes the market town an excellent choice for students, commuters and investors alike.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Connectivity offers opportunities for Newcastle to attract students, skilled workers to access opportunities in the town and also to open up opportunities in other geographies to its residents. Construction has started on the initial section of HS2, which links London and the West Midlands, and includes a new junction for direct services to NewCastle-Under-Lyme.

Spike in Employments and Jobs Opportunities Upon Arrival of HS2 

HS2 is the most exciting transport update for the market town. With this, over 100 businesses are working on the project based in Staffordshire and Cheshire to take advantage of this convenient proximity to the major transport link. The high speed railway is already supporting over 15,000 jobs and securing investment for The Potteries - several years before the line even opens, which is scheduled on 2026.

The arrival of HS2 with direct link at Newcastle-under-Lyme, will create at least 120,000 new jobs and build 100,000 new homes by 2040, which will translate to an annual growth of £6.4 billion for the region’s economy.

To build on HS2’s improved transport links, the city has secured £29 million from the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund to create significant improvements in the area around the neighboring train stations. The bustling transport hub will offer commuters and visitors better access to taxis, buses and cycling, alongside improved walking routes to and from the station all contributing towards better connectivity. This will provide significant convenience to help workers, students and businesses as they go to and from work and schools.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Connectivity improves with A50 route

The A50 is the most important transport link between the East and West Midlands. The planned improvements will benefit major employers and their employees between NewCastle-Under-Lyme  and Derbyshire, making journeys quicker, easier and safer.

Work has started on a new multi-million pound link road which will unlock land for development – with the potential to create hundreds of jobs – and reduce congestion on the A500.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Connectivity: Other modes of transport

Newcastle offers excellent connectivity by road. The town lies on the A34 and is well served by the wider major arterial network with access to and from the North and rest of the West Midlands. Several main roads connect to Newcastle, including the A500, A50, A53, A527, and the A52 which directly links the town to neighbouring Stokeon-Trent.

This connectivity has been highly influential in the development of its strength in the logistics and distribution sectors. Four airports – Manchester, East Midlands, Birmingham and Liverpool – lie within a 50-75- minute drive of the town.

The Borough also has an extensive network of cycling routes. This will be further strengthened through the investment proposed via the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan which proposes a £3.245m allocation to Newcastle-under-Lyme, including improvements along the A52 Brunswick St and George St and Knutton Rd, Pool Dam, Keele Rd. and Greenway in Newcastle.

Newcastle-under-Lyme: Bus Network

Locally, public transport access is predominantly provided by the bus network. The Borough is served by a good core network of inter-urban and local routes and benefits from a well-located bus station for town centre facilities. Frequent services operate between Keele, Newcastle and Hanley and provide onward connections to Burslem and Kidsgrove. 

Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Connectivity: Highways and Traffic

Newcastle offers excellent highway connectivity due to its close proximity to the M6 and A500 trunk road and access to the A34 and A53 corridors which carry local and inter-urban traffic. The private car is the principle mode of choice for commuters representing 74% mode share. 

Newcastle-under-Lyme: Bicycle Path

The Borough also has an extensive network of cycle paths. Staffordshire County Council is delivering active travel improvements within the ring road to better facilitate cycle movements including through pedestrianised areas. These routes will better connect the network of routes which emanate from the town centre. The draft Newcastle Borough Integrated Transport Strategy sets priorities for cycle improvements along the A34 between Cedar Road and Lower Milehouse Lane and along the Newcastle to Keele cycle route. 

Newcastle-under-Lyme sits today as a welcoming and ambitious town, surrounded by lush green and wide, open spaces. The town has superb transportation link and connectivity providing an opportunity for Newcastle-under-Lyme to establish itself as a significant hotspot for school, business and job opportunities.

A great example of a supreme development with excellent accessibility to these transport hubs is the Marsh Box development.

Marsh Box is a stunning new development of 27 one & two-bed apartments that have been designed to suit the lifestyle and needs of students, young professionals and investors alike. Located just a 10-minute walk from Newcastle-under-Lyme town centres, the development provides an excellent fusion of style and convenience.

Read more about our Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Hotspot series below or if you’re interested in running through our Newcastle-under-Lyme new build developments chat with the the Gladfish team on 02079236100 or book a time.


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