Five proposed stations shortlisted for development in West Midlands

Five proposed railway stations have been identified for further development following an initial feasibility study into proposals across the West Midlands. Balsall Heath, Coventry East (Binley), Foleshill, Castle Bromwich and Tettenhall have been selected. Studies into these stations will take place and the outcomes will be used to source further funding for detailed design and delivery.

These five proposals will follow five railway stations that are already in development. Three on the Camp Hill line in south Birmingham at Moseley Village, Kings Heath and Pineapple Road, and two on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line serving Darlaston and Willenhall.

Details of the five railway stations covered:

  • Balsall Heath on the Camp Hill line in Birmingham. This would require construction of the Bordesley Chords and extra capacity at Moor Street Station as currently proposed by the Midlands Rail Hub project
  • Coventry East (Binley) – on the main line between Coventry and Rugby which will benefit from greater capacity for local services following completion of HS2
  • Foleshill – on the Coventry-Nuneaton line
  • Castle Bromwich – east of Birmingham which would also benefit from the greater capacity into central Birmingham provided by Midlands Rail Hub
  • Tettenhall – west of Wolverhampton on the line to Shrewsbury

Source: West Midlands Railway Executive

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