Camp Hill line stations
We’re investing £61 million in 3 new stations on the Camp Hill line in South Birmingham. This is part of the West Midlands Rail Programme (WMRP).
This project will provide faster, more reliable transport for people who live or work in the area. It will also mean that train journeys could replace up to 25% of car journeys. This will improve the local area, reducing congestion and pollution.
The new stations will shorten journey times in South Birmingham. They’ll also support the community by:
- making it easier to travel for work, education or leisure
- creating more than 130 jobs during construction
- making it easier for everyone to access the stations
VolkerFitzpatrick was recently appointed as principal contractor for the design and build of the 3 new stations. Detailed design work is due to begin soon. Main construction is scheduled to begin in November. We expect construction to be completed in winter 2023, after which passenger rail services can start.
The challenge - why we’re doing this
The 3 original stations in this area closed in 1941. Since then, the area’s population has grown. There’s also more commercial activity. This means more people are travelling. This has led to traffic congestion and long journey times.
The solution - what the project will do
There will be 3 new stations in Moseley, Kings Heath and Stirchley. They’ll each have 2 platforms suitable for 6-car trains. The stations will also have:
- pedestrian footbridges, stairs and lifts
- ticket machines and information systems
- passenger help points on each platform
- secure bike parking
The stations in Stirchley and Moseley will also have a pick-up and drop-off area.
Shorter journey times
The new stations will make people’s journeys faster.
The estimated journey times to Birmingham New Street are:
- 14 minutes from Stirchley - saving 16 to 31 minutes
- 11 minutes from Kings Heath - saving 9 to 24 minutes
- 8 minutes from Moseley - saving 7 to 21 minutes
We’re working on this project with:
- Transport for West Midlands
- West Midlands Trains (operators of West Midlands Railway)
- Network Rail
- Department for Transport
- Birmingham City Council
- SLC-AECOM Joint Venture