Businesses and residents are being invited to an open day held at Kidderminster Station ahead of the main works starting on the redevelopment of the railway station.
Worcestershire County Council is running the open day with partners on Tuesday, November 6. Project staff will be on hand at the station to provide updates on the plans and answer questions from 7:30am to 6pm.
The station is to undergo a dramatic redevelopment, including construction of a completely new, glass fronted station building. Once complete, there will be a new café inside the station, fully accessible toilets and an indoor seating and waiting area. Outside, the forecourt will be reshaped with a new drop-off and collection zone, relocated taxi rank and new traffic flow arrangements. The aim is to improve pedestrian safety and increase access and exit flow during the busiest times.
Highway works on Comberton Hill have recently taken place and include improved bus shelters and a new pedestrian crossing. These works are set to further improve access to and from the station.
Work on the station is part of the £50million plus the council is spending between 2016 and 2019 on rail improvements that includes the new Worcestershire Parkway and work already completed on Bromsgrove Station last year.
Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership have invested £2.5m of Government’s Growth Deal Funds into the transformation of Kidderminster Railway Station.
Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Infrastructure, said: “As the main bulk of work starts soon, I’m delighted that the Project Team is taking the opportunity to talk to passengers, businesses and local residents about the transformation works that will happen over the coming months.
“With this station being the second busiest in the county with almost a fifth of all rail travel in the county either starting or stopping here, this investment is very much welcomed.”
For more information, visit the Worcestershire County Council website.