CGI images of what Perry Barr Station could look like after a major redevelopment have been unveiled by Transport for West Midlands.
The development will see the construction of a brand new bus and rail interchange providing passengers with a welcoming, accessible and safe environment.
The new station will feature new lighting, CCTV coverage, new accessible toilets, covered waiting areas, live travel information screens, lifts to the platforms and a drop-off area for taxis and disabled blue badge holders.
The station will also have improved pedestrian links to a redesigned bus interchange outside the One Stop Shopping Centre. The bus interchange will be accessible to buses only, easing congestion and speeding up the pick-up and drop-off of passengers.
Development of the bus and rail interchange is due to take place as part of the wider £500 million regeneration of Perry Barr, which includes the Athletes Village, changes to the road network and introduction of Sprint rapid transit buses.
The project is being led by the West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) and Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) in partnership with Birmingham City Council, Network Rail and West Midlands Trains.
Malcolm Holmes, executive director of the WMRE and director of rail for TfWM, said: “Perry Barr railway station is rightly seen by many as unattractive and unsafe and this redevelopment is long overdue.
“I would urge everyone who lives, works or travels through the area to look at our plans, attend our events, ask questions and send in their comments.”
Phil Edwards, assistant director for Transport and Connectivity at Birmingham City Council, said: “The railway station and bus interchange are important parts of the Perry Barr redevelopment project, improving connectivity across Birmingham and serving a growing population, so it is important that as many people as possible have their say on these plans.”
With all major transport developments members of the public will be invited to have their say on the proposed new railway station and bus interchange by visiting www.tfwm.org.uk/perrybarr and completing the online survey by Saturday 7 December.
There are also two drop-in engagement sessions taking place on:
- Tuesday 19 November: Doug Ellis Sports Centre, Moor Lane, 2pm-8pm
- Tuesday 26 November: One Stop Shopping Centre, Perry Barr 10am-5pm