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Following feedback received from the public and stakeholders, revised plans have been submitted to Birmingham City council for the redevelopment of Perry Bar railway station.
The plans for Perry Bar station were originally submitted back in September 2020, and the new plans have added more windows along with perforated metal panels to add to the design of the building.
Landscaping plans around the station have been changed to reflect the new design.
Credit: West Midlands Rail Executive
The new station will have a ticket office, toilets, lifts and stairs to the platforms.
A decision on the new application is expected in January 2021.
Outline permission is also being sought for the bus interchange in front of the neighbouring One Stop Shopping Centre.
Contractors Galliford Try will be soon on-site undertaking surveys and it is hoped that the main construction should begin in spring 2021.
The new station is set to reopen ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street said: “The key when drawing up the plans was to create a railway station that works for passengers with safety, clear information, lifts and toilets – features the current building lacks – a priority.”
“But we received the message loud and clear that people expected more in terms of design for this key location and went back and looked at it again. We hope the revised design will create a station that the area and community can be proud of.”
The project is being led by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the West Midlands Rail Executive in partnership with Birmingham City Council, Network Rail and West Midlands Trains.
Malcolm Holmes, director of rail for TfWM, said: “We have listened to the feedback and taken that on board with this fresh design. This new station will not only be a vast improvement on what is there, but will link to the wider transport network with a new bus interchange next door, the Sprint rapid bus service along the A34 and A45, and the new safe cycle route from the city centre to Alexander Stadium.
“We are putting unprecedented investment in public transport – our railway, bus, tram and cycling networks – to change the way people move about the region and create a better connected West Midlands, while offering commuters more alternatives to the car to ease our traffic congestion and improve our environment.”
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