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University station, Birmingham Redevelopment 2022

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One of the West Midlands' busiest railway stations is set for a major redevelopment to improve facilities for passengers.

University Station in Birmingham is used by 3.3 million passengers a year - vastly more than the 400,000 it was designed for in the 1970s.

The expansion of the University of Birmingham, together with the on-going development of University Hospital Birmingham and major regeneration of the surrounding area, have all played a part in driving the huge growth in passenger numbers.

The West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) and Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) are leading the project to create a station fit for the future capable of handling 7.2 million passengers a year.

The new station building, located close to the existing station, will offer a bright and comfortable space and new facilities for passengers.

Platforms will be connected by a wide footbridge which will also provide direct access from the station across the canal to the University campus.

Changes to train times

Train services on the following Sundays will not call at University and rail replacement road transport will be in operation between Birmingham New Street and University:

  • Sunday 24 April 
  • Sunday 1 May
  • Sunday 8 May

Please check your train times before you travel.

There will also be weekend lane road closures taking place at Vincent Drive and canal stoppages. Please visit the Transport for West Midlands website for more information.

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