West Midlands Rail Executive has published concept images of a revamped Birmingham Moor Street station as the city prepares for the arrival of High Speed 2 (HS2).
The three stations will then be linked via walkways and there are also several options to improve pedestrian access between Moor Street and New Street..
At Moor Street, the concourse area is to be doubled in size from 910m² to 2000m², while two new platforms will be installed to cater for 12M passengers a year. A second entrance will also be created as part of the work.
Birmingham’s “One Station” vision will also see footbridges installed between the city’s three stations, taking passengers via a new public square.
The initial concepts have been developed by West Midlands Rail Executive in collaboration with Transport for West Midlands, Midlands Connect, Network Rail, HS2 Ltd, Chiltern Railways, West Midlands Railway and Birmingham City Council.
West Midlands mayor Andy Street said: “We have big plans for transport in the West Midlands and the expansion of Moor Street is a crucial part of that. Our game-changing plans for HS2 and new metro and rail lines are already driving investment, new jobs and apprenticeships as well as bringing communities closer to those work, training and education opportunities.
“This whole area of Birmingham will be revitalised over the next few years as the world’s largest Primark opens, Curzon Street HS2 station is built, and Moor Street is transformed. This vision for Moor Street will not only provide a better experience for commuters but with two extra platforms, it will set the foundation for the future expansion of rail services.”
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