Coventry could get two new railway stations as new plans get on track
Coventry could get two new railway stations as plans to improve the network across the region get on track. One would be at Coventry East (Binley) on the main line between Coventry and Rugby.
The second would be created at Foleshill on the popular Coventry to Nuneaton line. Business cases are being put together for the two new stations as part of five new stations across the region.
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and the West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) are behind the plans, The five proposed stations have been whittled down from a short list of 15 after being identified as those with the strongest case for development first.
Once complete these business cases could be used to secure further government funding to design and build the new stations.
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands and WMRE chairman, said: “New stations are taking shape across Birmingham and the Black Country – with diggers in the ground after our success in securing funding. Alongside these projects now underway, we’re turning our attention to the next set of stations and these five are a good place to start.
“Investing in rail stations is Levelling Up in action – helping to regenerate local areas, offer a convenient alternative to the car and driving job creation.”
- Balsall Heath on the Camp Hill line in Birmingham. This would require construction of the Bordesley Chords and extra capacity at Moor Street Station as currently proposed by the Midlands Rail Hub project
- Coventry East (Binley) – on the main line between Coventry and Rugby which will benefit from greater capacity for local services following completion of HS2
- Foleshill – on the Coventry-Nuneaton line
- Castle Bromwich – east of Birmingham which would also benefit from the greater capacity into central Birmingham provided by Midlands Rail Hub
- Tettenhall – west of Wolverhampton on the line to Shrewsbury
- TfWM and the WMRE says that it is carrying on work with partners including Midlands Connect to lobby the government for the Midlands Rail Hub, which includes plans to provide a new link between Coventry and Leicester as well as extra services at Nuneaton, to be funded and delivered in full.