The Black Country, Greater Birmingham & Solihull and Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnerships working as part of the West Midlands Combined Authority have been shortlisted as a finalist for two awards at the prestigious National Rail Industry awards.

The West Midlands joint entry has been recognised by UK rail chiefs for their pioneering work in developing a first-of-its-kind virtual 3D rail project, OnTrack WM. OnTrack WM will help nurture the valuable skills regional firms need to tap into supply chain opportunities aligned to the West Midlands £multi-million rail industry projects. The National Rail Industry awards is one of the most coveted in the profession and a well-recognised badge of excellence among rail transportation peers across the wider U.K. The winners will be presented at a high profile dinner on Thursday 9 February 2017.