Images have been unveiled at MIPIM Cannes of what Wolverhampton’s new state-of-the-art railway station will look like.
The artist’s impressions featured as part of the City of Wolverhampton Council’s presentation showcasing the city’s regeneration successes and future developments.
Work is due to begin on the new railway station next year following the extension and refurbishment of the railway station multi-storey car park, which is expected to be completed by Christmas 2016.
It forms part of a £120 million Interchange project that will also see a Metro line extension, including a new stop at the station.
The new station will also benefit from an enhanced Birmingham New Street-style ticket office, larger passenger concourse, ample ticket barriers to ease flow onto and off platforms, much improved retail and café facilities, increased taxi rank provision and a more efficient passenger drop off/pick up arrangement.
Councillor Peter Bilson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Assets, said:
“These images show the people of Wolverhampton they can look forward to a railway station befitting of their city.
“There is £3.7 billion of investment currently on site or in the pipeline across Wolverhampton.
“As part of this regeneration it is crucial visitors to our city get the best first impression possible and their travel experience is enhanced – this new state-of-the-art station will deliver that.”
Steve Parry, Managing Director of Ion Property Developments Limited, added:
“These emerging proposals for the main railway station building illustrate that the city will soon have a new high quality gateway.
“Its delivery will open up new development opportunities that will complement the successful i10 mixed use scheme.”
Dave Whitehouse, Virgin Trains Station Manager Wolverhampton, said:
“The images really bring the plans for the new-look station alive.
“There’s a real sense of excitement as we work together to give the city a station to be proud of.”