HS2 unveils Birmingham station concepts – Railway Gazette
UK: Proposals for two new high speed stations in the West Midlands were unveiled by HS2 Ltd on October 9 as part of a public engagement programme.
HS2 is seeking feedback on the designs before formal submissions for planning approval are lodged with Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council in early 2019.
Enabling works are already underway for the stations at Curzon Street and Birmingham Interchange, which are scheduled to open in 2026 along with the first phase of the high speed line linking London with northern England.
The seven-platform terminus at Curzon Street in central Birmingham is being designed by WSP UK, working with Grimshaw Architects. It will be located close to the existing stations at New Street and Moor Street, providing rail connections to the rest of the city and the wider West Midlands. It is also due be served by an extension of the Midland Metro light rail network. HS2 unveils Birmingham station concepts – Railway Gazette