Status: In development
Investment cost: £30.9 million
Delivered by: West Midlands Rail Programme
Benefits: Improves access and links to the station and nearby transport links, provides better station facilities, increases capacity at the station and improves safety in the surrounding area.
Last updated: March 2021
Work is taking place to prepare the new railway station site for construction, which is due to start in Spring 2021. Full planning permission was granted on 4 February.
Outline planning permission was granted for the bus interchange and the detailed design phase will begin shortly.
The station was rebuilt in the 1960's to accommodate up to 250,000 trips per annum. In 2018/19, just under 700,000 passenger journeys were made.
The current station suffers from poor access via a narrow entry between shops and there are no lifts to the platforms.
The station lacks facilities, such as public toilets and secure cycle parking.
The underpass, which connects the station to the east of the A34, is uninviting and people have safety concerns.
The bus interchange is outdated and challenging to access from the railway station, with pedestrians needing to cross several traffic lanes. The current road layout also means it takes longer than it could for buses to access the interchange.
The redevelopment of the railway station will include:
The redevelopment of the bus interchange will include:
The project is part of the Perry Barr regeneration programme, a £500 million+ investment in Perry Barr led by Birmingham City Council. The programme will see the delivery of new homes, improvements to public transport, walking and cycling routes, new community facilities and lively public spaces to make it the most well-connected area in the region.
Find out more on the Birmingham City Council website.