Plans for the new University Railway are unveiled


The University of Birmingham will gain from a flagship new station to accommodate future rail passenger growth and act as a fitting gateway to the world class hospitals and University campus.

West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) and Transport for West Midlands (TFWM) are leading the project to create a fit for the future station capable of accommodating 7.2 million passengers a year. The existing University Station was built in the 1970s to accommodate 500,000 passengers a year, while today it caters for 3.5 million passengers a year.

The plans have been drawn up by (WMRE) and Transport for West Midlands TFWM with costs covered from a range of funding partners, including the University of Birmingham. They are being developed in close collaboration with train operator West Midlands Railway and Network Rail. The design team has worked closely local partners, including the University of Birmingham, Canals and River Trust and Historic England, to ensure a design that complements the local area.

The new station will include:

  • A new station building providing access to both platforms
  • A direct link with the University Campus over the canal
  • A doubling of platform widths to accommodate peak time passenger flows
  • Canopy coverage along platforms
  • Enhanced public space linking the station with existing bus stops and hospitals

We want your views on plans for the exciting new University Station!

West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) and Transport for West Midlands (TFWM) invite you to meet representatives and view and comment on the proposals on Thursday 22nd August in the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory Foyer. You are welcome to call in any time between 10am and 4pm.

There is also a further opportunity to attend a drop in session on Wednesday 28th August 2019 10am till 4pm at the Community Living Hub and in the foyer of Bournbrook Pavilion on campus.

If you are unable to make these sessions, you are welcome to visit other planned drop in events at other locations or respond via an online survey here

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