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Work has started on the construction of a new railway station on the Wolverhampton to Walsall line in the Black Country paving the way for the return of passenger services. The construction team is now on site clearing a rubble strewn piece of waste ground on which a platform for the new Willenhall railway station will be built.
Improvement works to a historic part of the Birmingham & Worcester canal have been completed alongside the redevelopment of University railway station. The work, which took place in October and November, was carried out to support the Canal & River Trust and followed the successful installation of a canal footbridge last month.
The new station is scheduled to open next Spring, ready for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
To say thank you to key workers, children from James Brindley Academy have produced artwork that is being displayed at University and Perry Barr stations.
Spanning the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, the bridge links the new station to the University of Birmingham campus
From 1st October until 13th December, seven specialist trains will wash leaf debris from a total of 91,195 miles of track across the region while trees are shedding their leaves.
A steel frame which will support the new station building is now taking shape on site as work continues at pace to get the structure ready for opening next spring.
The scheme is part of the overall £30.9m transport interchange development which includes the neighbouring Perry Barr railway station
We welcome the Department for Transport's commitment to a greener, more sustainable railway
The station is part of the dramatic transformation taking place under the city's award-winning £150million Interchange scheme which is delivering improvements to bus, Metro, cycle and train connectivity.
Lucy Wotton will progress plans to improve customer service and satisfaction as well as meet the challenge of recovering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
WMRE believes the plan can help the rail network adapt and meet changing post-COVID requirements
A new purpose-built standalone station will be constructed over the next 12 months
£61 million project to reopen Camp Hill stations is now fully funded
Construction teams are on site at the new University Station
A range of improvements include the installation of local artwork and photography reflecting the town's identity, history and the beauty of Cannock Chase.
It is hoped that two trains an hour could run from the new station to Birmingham New Street and Walsal
The Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership (WCRP) brings together the local rail industry and volunteers who make their local stations both pleasant places to visit and an asset to the local community.
Wolverhampton’s new railway station building nearing completion
The addition of more windows and perforated metal panels have added interest to the design
The 750 tonne crane has been brought in to lift the footbridge into place
VolkerFitzpatrick will undertake the detailed design and build of the new, £56m University Station.
The stations will offer the people of Darlaston and Willenhall vastly improved connections to Wolverhampton, Walsall and Birmingham New Street
Birmingham City Council's planning committee unanimously approved the application
Construction now moves to next phase of development on the Wolverhampton interchange
New Class 730 fleet on the production line of manufacturer Bombardier at its base in Derby.
Approval means that work can start later this year on building a new fit-for-purpose station
Stitch train project will create 18 tapestry train artworks for display at stations
Timetable agreed for services to call at Willenhall and Darlaston stations
Railway station is part of a £150m bus, rail and tram interchange
Progress on plans to reopen Birmingham's Camp Hill line
New chair for group set up to coordinate rail industry activity in the West Midlands
Amanda White joins the WMRE at a time of intensive investment and development
Planning applications for Darlaston and Willenhall railway stations submitted
WMRE looks forward to working with new rail company boss to bring improvements for commuters
First of two phases of constructing Wolverhampton's new railway station is nearly complete
New Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership launched
Perry Barr Station to be redeveloped ahead of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Planning application highlights bigger, better, brighter and more comfortable space for passengers
Planning application marks progress on plans to reopen the Camp Hill Rail Line
Rail industry bosses come together in a ground-breaking deal to drive up standards for rail passengers in the West Midlands.
Alliance seeks new ways to improve railway stations and develop them as community assets
Rail companies join forces to clamp down on ticketless travellers
Department for Transport provides funding towards construction of Darlaston and Willenhall stations
Plans for Camp Hill Line stations take a major step forward thanks to Government funding
New designs for University Railway Station revealed
New chair and vice-chair appointed by the West Midlands Rail Executive
Steam engines to play a greater role on the West Midlands rail network
Why HS2 must go ahead
Electrification of Chase Line means more, faster, cleaner trains for commuters
Residents have given their views on new Darlaston and Willenhall Railway Station designs
Nine in ten south Birmingham residents support plans for new rail stations
Plans for Snow Hill's third entrance on track
WMRE signs new steam-powered partnership with Vintage Trains
New vision for Moor Street Station revealed
First look at plans for two new Black Country railway stations
Easier Fares For All report to simplify rail tickets welcomed
Party leaders urged to publicly commit to completion of HS2 Phase Two
Rallying call for more community volunteers to adopt and improve local rail stations
30-year strategy for region's rail published
Public being asked to help shape design of three new stations
West Midlands Rail Executive has set out plans for the next three decades
A new partnership deal has been signed with Virgin Trains
Rolling out the Swift smartcard and boosting ticket availability are just some of more than 100 targets to benefit West Midlands rail passengers through a new rail partnership deal.
Boost for town's economy as improvements to region's network continue
New franchise to be jointly managed by West Midlands Rail bringing a near £1 billion investment into the local network
More frequent services, new trains and extra seats lined up for passengers under franchise deal.
Network Rail study sets out package of infrastructure improvements that could boost the Midlands economy by £2 billion
Autumn Statement Midlands Rail Hub funding announcement welcomed.
Rail passengers will enjoy extra capacity, more frequent services and free Wi-Fi under a new, locally managed rail network for the West Midlands, it was confirmed today (Tuesday August 30).
A re-named and modernised Birmingham International station and an InterCity hub for the Black Country are among measures being proposed by the public body which will oversee rail transport in the West Midlands from next year.
West Midlands Rail, the company set up by local authorities to improve passenger services, today (Thursday April 7) welcomed news that three operators have been shortlisted to run the region's trains from 2017 onwards.
Proposals to give the West Midlands greater control over its local rail services are progressing, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin told political leaders today (March 2).
Rail passengers, businesses and residents in Walsall will be able to have their say on the future of the region's rail services at a public event in the city.
Rail passengers, businesses and residents in Worcester will be able to have their say on the future of the region's rail services at a public event in the city.
Rail passengers, businesses and residents in Northampton will be able to have their say on the future of the region's rail services at a public event in the city.
Rail passengers, businesses and residents in Stafford will be able to have their say on the future of the region's rail services at a public event in the city.
Rail passengers, businesses and residents in Crewe will be able to have their say on the future of the region's rail services at a public event in the city.
Rail passengers, businesses and residents in Birmingham will be able to have their say on the future of the region's rail services at two public events in the city next week.
West Midlands Rail has been working alongside the Department for Transport to produce a joint public consultation seeking the views of the public and stakeholders on rail services and stations for the next West Midlands rail franchise. This covers all services currently operated by London Midland under the existing franchise agreement which is due to end in October 2017.
Negotiations to give the West Midlands greater influence over its local rail network and secure improved services for passengers took a major step forward today.
Councils from across the West Midlands today (September 25) approved a formal proposition to Government to put more responsibility for the region's rail services in local hands.