New wider platforms used for first time during Commonwealth Games - CILT(UK)
You are here: Home > News > Latest News


































shutterstock_1531171271 copy


New wider platforms used for first time during Commonwealth Games

01 August 2022/Categories: Rail

New wider platforms at the University station are to be used for the first time this week as the redevelopment project reached another key milestone.New wider platforms at one of Birmingham’s busiest railway stations used for first time during Commonwealth Games

Spectators heading for the Birmingham 2022 hockey and squash competitions were among those to benefit from the extra space and new shelters on the wider platforms.

University station is undergoing a major redevelopment with new station buildings, bridges and platforms to accommodate the 3.5 million passenger journeys it sees every year.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands said:

“It was exciting to see for myself the great progress being made at University station. Whilst we await the completion of the new buildings, passengers - including Commonwealth Games visitors and university students - are already able to benefit from wider platforms and more space to circulate safely."


Number of views (1167)


Theme picker


Registered Office:

Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby
Northants, NN17 4AX
Main Switchboard: 01536 740100

Company Registration Number: 2629347 
(A Company Limited by Guarantee)
Charity Registration Number: 1004963

© The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport