CGI view of how the platform could look at Moseley

Members of the public are being invited to help shape the look of three new train stations in south Birmingham.

Residents can have their say at a series of exhibitions showcasing the initial designs for the planned stations at Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell or by taking part in an on-line survey.

The exhibitions are the latest step in moves to reopen the Camp Hill Line to passenger services for the first time since the Second World War.

Feedback from local residents and commuters will help shape the final designs before they are submitted to Birmingham City Council for planning permission.

CGI of how Kings Heath Train Station could look

It is expected that construction work could start in 2020, with a view to getting the three stations open by the end of 2021, in time for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The initial service from the stations is expected to be two trains an hour into central Birmingham, with journey times of around 15 minutes.

Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “The public space around these new stations provides an ideal opportunity to create an attractive and distinctive design that creates a unique gateway that also reflects the identity of the local community.

“We want to hear the views of local people about how best to achieve this.

“This is a landmark project for these suburbs and the reopening of the Camp Hill Line will give people an attractive alternative to going by car or bus, helping to cut congestion, especially on the congested A435 Alcester Road.”

The Camp Hill Line development is part of a much wider package of investment in transport underway in the West Midlands.

CGI view of how the station and platforms could look at Hazelwell

Cllr Roger Lawrence, the Chair of West Midlands Rail Executive and WMCA portfolio holder for transport said: “The Camp Hill line is not the only line we are planning to re-open. Work is progressing on introducing new passenger services on the Wolverhampton to Walsall line with new stations at Willenhall and Darlaston.

“The investment by the WMCA and others in our region’s bus, rail, cycling and trams will make help manage congestion, improve air quality and support economic growth.”

The public can view and comment on the proposals online until 14 December at www.tfwm.org.uk/stations or in person at a number of drop-in sessions being organised:

Monday 19th November
The Hub, Hazelwell
318 Vicarage Road 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 Exchange
149-153 Alcester Road B13 8JP
1pm – 8.30pm

Thursday 29th November
King’s Heath Library
High Street, King’s Heath B14 7SW
2pm – 5.45pm

Thursday 6th December
King’s Heath Library
High Street, King’s Heath B14 7SW
2pm – 5.45pm