A map of the proposed route
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Chinese plan HS2 link for disused Victorian rail line

9 January 2014 Last updated at 21:31 GMT

A Chinese state-owned business has approached Birmingham City Council about reopening an old railway line.

Under the plans, the Stonebridge Railway in Warwickshire would link to the HS2 Birmingham Interchange station, with connections to Birmingham Airport.

The council confirmed it had received a letter from the China Railway Group interested in designing, constructing and financing the project.