Published: 27th Jul 2020

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has agreed the full business case for the £56m redevelopment of Birmingham University Station. The current 1970s built station is one of the busiest in the region and badly in need of redevelopment to accommodate the 4m passengers a year who use it, while allowing for future growth. Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), which is part of the WMCA, is leading a consortium including the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City Council, Network Rail, West Midlands Trains and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP to fund and develop the project. The new station, along with the provision of extra rolling stock from West Midlands Trains from 2021, will allow even more staff, visitors and students to take the train and avoid traffic queues on the congested A38. ‘I am delighted that the full business case for the new University Station has been approved by the board, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)