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21.05.20

Plans submitted for new Moseley railway station

As efforts to reopen Birmingham’s Camp Hill line to passengers continues to take major steps forward, plans have been officially submitted for a new Moseley Railway Station.

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee has already given the green light to the planned construction of both Kings Heath and Hazelwell railway stations. Moseley will be the third and final station planned as part of the line’s reopening as passenger services are reintroduced to the south Birmingham line.

The Camp Hill line stations closed during 1941 and has only been used by freight and non-stop passenger services. These new stations will provide regular train services into Birmingham New Street, with hopes the quicker journey times the reopened line will offer can represent a feasible alternative to car travel for commuters.

Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) and the West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) are working with rail industry partners including Network Rail and West Midlands Trains as well as Birmingham City Council to lead the development of the new stations. Significant consultation has already taken place on the new station with the various partners working closely with local community groups to address any concerns from residents.

READ MORE: New Camp Hill Line stations receive £15m funding boost

READ MORE: West Midlands Mayor Andy Street unveils £15bn transport plan

Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “These planning milestones are superb news in marking another major step towards reopening the Camp Hill line to passengers, with services calling at Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell for the first time since the Second World War.

“The new station at Moseley will provide residents with easier and faster connections to Birmingham City Centre and the wider West Midlands, and will offer people a real alternative to the car – something that is critical as we look to tackle our region’s climate emergency.

“I am also pleased that following some initial concerns expressed by residents we are working together through the plans. We want local people to be proud of their new station, and it is good we are able to work together on this.

"Public transport is critical to our region’s future, and, despite the current coronavirus crisis, we must press on with our plans.”

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