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Public to have their say on designs for brand new railway stations

Participants of the general public are being invited to lend a hand form the glance of 3 new suburban railway stations in south Birmingham.

Folks may have their say at a sequence of exhibitions showcasing the preliminary designs for the deliberate stations at Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell or through collaborating in an online survey.

The exhibitions are the newest step in strikes to reopen the Camp Hill Line to passenger products and services for the primary time because the 2nd Global Battle.

The engagement is being led through Shipping for West Midlands (TfWM), a part of the West Midlands Blended Authority (WMCA), and the West Midlands Rail Govt (WMRE).

WMRE is a consortium of  the WMCA and 16 native councils, which is accountable for main the transformation of rail within the West Midlands.

Comments from native citizens and commuters will lend a hand form the overall designs sooner than they’re submitted to Birmingham Town Council for making plans permission.

It’s anticipated that development paintings may just get started in 2020, as a way to getting the 3 stations open through the top of 2021. This could be in time for the 2022 Commonwealth Video games.

Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Side road stated: “Those are vital commuter suburbs for the town but they have got no rail products and services.

“That’s inflicting further street congestion which threatens to stifle those in a different way thriving suburbs. It’s why the reopening of the Camp Hill Line is so vital for those native communities.

“The exhibitions and on-line survey will give other people the danger to assist in making certain the brand new stations really feel a real a part of their neighborhood and I might urge other people to have their say.”

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The preliminary provider from the stations is anticipated to be two trains an hour into central Birmingham, with adventure instances of round quarter-hour.

WMRE, TfWM, native educate operator West Midlands Railway and Community Rail are all running in combination at the monitor, signalling and repair adjustments required.

Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Birmingham Town Council’s cupboard member for delivery and surroundings, stated: “The general public area round those new stations supplies a perfect alternative to create a stupendous and unique design that creates a singular gateway that still displays the identification of the local people.

“We wish to pay attention the perspectives of native other people about how very best to reach this.

“It is a landmark mission for those suburbs and the reopening of the Camp Hill Line will give other people a stupendous selection to going through automobile or bus, serving to to chop congestion, particularly at the congested A435 Alcester Highway.”

The Camp Hill Line building is a part of a wider bundle of funding in delivery underway within the West Midlands.

Cllr Roger Lawrence, the Chair of West Midlands Rail Govt and WMCA portfolio holder for delivery stated: “The Camp Hill line isn’t the one line we’re making plans to re-open.

“Paintings is progressing on introducing new passenger products and services at the Wolverhampton to Walsall line with new stations at Willenhall and Darlaston.

“The funding through the WMCA and others in our area’s bus, rail, biking and trams will make lend a hand organize congestion, strengthen air high quality and beef up financial enlargement.”

The general public can view and remark at the proposals on-line till 14 December at kingdom/stations or in individual at some of the following drop-in periods:

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Monday, 19th  November

The Hub, Hazelwell

318 Vicarage Highway B14 7NH

1pm – 8.30pm


Tuesday, 20th November

Stirchley Baths

Bournville Lane B30 2JT

1pm – 8.30pm


Wednesday, 21st November

St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Row, Moseley B13 8HW

1pm – 8.30pm


Thursday, 22nd November

Moseley Change

149-153 Alcester Highway B13 8JP

1pm – 8.30pm


Thursday, 29th November and Thursday, 6th December

King’s Heath Library

Prime Side road, King’s Heath B14 7SW

2pm – 5.45pm

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