A £56m redevelopment of a railway station in Birmingham has been given the green-light.

Credit: West Midlands Combined Authority

A fifty-six million pounds redevelopment of a railway station in Birmingham has been given the green-light.

It's after bosses at the West Midlands Combined Authority agreed the University Station was in need of 'a major upgrade'.

Work is set to start later this year on a new 'fit-for-purpose' station with modern facilities and capable of handling 7.2 million passengers a year.


The current station was built in the 1970s and is one of the busiest in the region.

Officials say it is 'badly in need of redevelopment' to accommodate the four million passengers a year who use it, while allowing for future growth.

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), which is part of the WMCA, is leading a consortium including the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City Council, Network Rail, West Midlands Trains and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP are to fund and develop the project. 



The WMCA Board’s approval comes two days after the Department for Transport confirmed its contribution of £12 million towards the scheme.

They have given the go ahead for the overall redevelopment but TfWM is still working on fully confirming details with some partners.

Which should be concluded in the coming weeks.