VolkerFitzpatrick is the principal contractor to design and build three railway stations on the Camp Hill line in south Birmingham, on behalf of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM).
The £61 million scheme will reintroduce passenger train services to Moseley (Moseley Village station), Kings Heath and Hazelwell (Pineapple Road station) for the first time in 80 years.
The three original stations in this area closed in 1941. Since then, the area’s population has grown and there’s greater commercial activity, meaning more people are travelling. This has led to traffic congestion and long journey times. The new stations will offer south Birmingham residents an environmentally friendly alternative to using a car and experiencing traffic jams on Alcester Road for their city centre commute.
The stations will each have two platforms suitable for six-car trains. The stations will also have pedestrian footbridges, stairs and lifts, ticket machines and information systems, passenger help points on each platform and secure bike parking. The stations at Pineapple Road and Moseley Village will also have a pick-up and drop-off area.
This project is being led by TfWM, which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE).
The WMCA is providing £36 million towards the cost, with £20 million from the Department for Transport and the remaining £5 million from Birmingham City Council’s clean air zone fund. Partners include Network Rail and operator West Midlands Railway.
Work on site began in November 2022 and the stations are expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
VolkerFitzpatrick is currently also working on the University Station redevelopment for TfWM, which has been in progress since 2020. Both projects are part of West Midlands Rail Programme (WMRP).
Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands