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Transport bosses propose three new West Midlands stations

14 February 2024/Categories: Industry News, Active Travel & Travel Planning, Logistics & Supply Chain, Rail

West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) has announced transport bosses have embarked £1 million funding developing proposals for new Railway stations.

Locations for these new stations will be at Castle Bromwich, Coventry East and near Tettenhall.

Proposed development funding is from the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) awarded to West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) by the Department for Transport (DfT).  

WMRE have shortlisted these locations following a study concluding that they could provide improvements to public transport for these communities.

The new stations will also be located on existing railway lines in areas with an absence of rapid public transport links.

Castle Bromwich would revive a station closed in 1968 on the line between Birmingham and Leicester/Nottingham also providing a new station in Bingley/Willenhall, linking Coventry and Rugby.

Another new station in Wolverhampton between Tettenhall, Claregate and Pendeford would be located on the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury line and local communities could be deciding the names of these new stations.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands and WMRE Chair, said: “With five new railway stations under construction and a sixth on the way, we’re getting on with delivering the transport infrastructure local people want to see right across our region.

“We’ve now whittled down our list of stations to a priority list of these three at Castle Bromwich, Coventry East and Tettenhall – as these are the ones most likely to deliver the biggest benefit to the communities they serve. For those locations which did not make the shortlist, we’re still looking at ways to bring forward delivery.

“The £1.7 billion Midland Rail Hub scheme - now fully funded by Government - may provide an avenue and will certainly be a game changer enabling us to connect even more towns and communities to the rail network.

“New rail infrastructure can be transformative for an area - offering residents sustainable and convenient access to rapid and reliable public transport. That’s why it’s good news that local people will benefit from these stations very soon.”


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