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Progress Update: Perry Barr station rebuild
Rapid progress is being made on the development of the new Perry Barr Railway Station ahead of next year's Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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.
Deputy Mayor of the West Midlands Cllr Bob Sleigh was among guests to visit the site to see how the £30.9million development project is proceeding and sign the steel girders – thus preserving their names on the building for posterity.
When complete, the new, fully accessible station will include a ticket office, toilets and baby change facilities, lifts and new stairs to the platforms. It is replacing what was regarded as one of the most unattractive railway stations in the region.
Cllr Sleigh said: "It was only a few weeks ago that the old station was demolished so it is encouraging to see such rapid progress being made on site. This railway station will not only be a new gateway for visitors to Alexander Stadium for the Commonwealth Games next year, but also provide a more welcoming and accessible facility for residents of Perry Barr for years to come."
The station and neighbouring bus interchange are part of a wider £500million plus investment in Perry Barr led by Birmingham City Council. The Perry Barr regeneration 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.
The railway station and bus interchange project partnership includes TfWM, the West Midlands Rail Executive, Birmingham City Council, Network Rail and West Midlands Railway.
The majority of funding has come from the WMCA, Birmingham City Council, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
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