Bromsgrove Rail Station
Worcestershire County Council and Centro are jointly funding a
new railway interchange in Bromsgrove to replace the existing
station. This is being done in partnership with the Department for
Transport and Network Rail.
The current proposal would see the
station moved further south to allow Network Rail to electrify the
line from Barnt Green to Bromsgrove. This strategic project will
also allow the train companies to increase the frequency of the
rail service between Bromsgrove and Birmingham.
Improved facilities and better
integration with local bus services will make it more attractive
for people to use the train to travel between Bromsgrove and
Birmingham and Worcester, reducing congestion, carbon emissions and
making it easier to access the town. This will make the local area
more attractive for businesses and will encourage job creation in
the Bromsgrove area.
A public consultation exercise is now
underway and will run until 17th March 2013. During this time, we
welcome your feedback on the proposals for the new rail
station in Bromsgrove. Please let us know your views by completing
online survey or download a copy of The New
Bromsgrove Rail Interchange Public Consultation leaflet (3.05 MB) to complete and return the survey
Look out for the exhibitions in January 2013 which are being held
at the following locations:
Bromsgrove Rail Station
- Tuesday 15th January 7am – 9:45am and
4pm – 6pm
- Wednesday 16th January - 7am –
- Tuesday 29th January - 7am –
9:45am and 4pm – 6pm
- Wednesday 30th January - 7am –
9:45am and 4pm – 6pm
Bromsgrove High Street
- Tuesday 15th January - 10:30am – 3:30pm
- Wednesday 16th January - 10:30am –
- Tuesday 29th January - 10:30am – 3:30pm
- Wednesday 30th January - 10:30am – 3:30pm
- Wednesday 16th January - 4pm – 6pm
The Public consultation will
run until 17th March 2013.
We will use the results of the
consultation to finalise the design. This design will then be
submitted for planning approval in Autumn 2013. Should the scheme
be approved we hope to start construction of the new Bromsgrove
Railway Station in 2014.The new station is scheduled to open in
The period of consultation continues
until 17th March and the report should be on the
at the end of April. Using the information gained we shall continue
to work closely with Centro, Network Rail, London Midland and the
District Council to finalise detailed plans.
What is proposed?
The current aspiration for the new
- A car park with approximately 350
spaces designed to current standards in terms of security,
lighting, ticketing, customer facilities and information. Parking
charges will be similar to today.
- A modern station building which may
include toilets, ticket desk and a retail facility
- Four platforms connected by a covered
footbridge and lifts, designed to be fully accessible for all
- Secure covered cycle storage, motor
cycle parking, electric car parking and charging points
- Direct access to local bus services
through a bus / rail interchange
- A taxi rank and drop off / pick up
To improve access and the local road
network, a number of changes are proposed, including:
- Alterations to New Road to remove parking from the west side to
improve access to the new station
- New access road to the station directly from Stoke Road
- Restrictions on parking on streets close to the station
What areas will be affected?
Residents and businesses in the areas of Aston Fields
and Breme Park are likely to see some changes to the local road
to access the station. This is because of expected higher
traffic flows to the new station.
There will be no access to the
station or car park from South Road. The only access to the station
or car park from Garrington Road will be for cyclists or
pedestrians. On-street parking management
will be significantly improved in the local area, which will
benefit residents and businesses.
New Road (between Ladybird Inn and
the Existing Station)
New Road will continue to be the main
approach to the railway station and will need to accommodate the
forecasted increase in road traffic and bus services. To help
accommodate this we are planning to remove the existing build out
on New Road close to the Ladybird Inn and the current ‘Pay and
Display’ on-street car parking between the Ladybird Inn and the
existing station car park. A ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ restriction
is proposed. The existing station car park will be retained for use
by visitors to local shops and the existing car parking on the
Co-op side of New Road will also be retained.
Dependent on the outcomes of local
consultation, there may also be some changes to parking on South
Road but the existing pedestrian connection to Garrington Road will
The existing access road from Stoke
Road to Busy Bees Nursery will be improved to form a second
entrance and exit to the new station. This will include provision
of a footpath alongside the new access road. For safety reasons,
one limited waiting bay on the south side of Stoke Road will need
to be removed. This will eliminate a possible obstruction to
visibility for drivers leaving the new station and will assist with
traffic flow along Stoke Road.
There are no changes planned to
Garrington Road. However, direct access to the station will be
provided for cyclists and pedestrians.
To protect the quality of life for
people living close to the new station, it is proposed to introduce
new parking management in the Aston Fields and Breme Park
areas. There are currently three options for this. These are
- Controlled Parking Zone – parking
would not be allowed on the streets within the zone between certain
times, except by permit holders. For example, between 08:00 and
17:30 parking would not be permitted except for those holding
- Residents Parking Zone – parking
would not be allowed during daytime on the streets within the zone,
except for residents with permits
- Waiting Time Limits - Parking would
be allowed on the streets within the zone, but only for short
periods during certain times of the day
Once the preferred approach has been identified as a result of
consultation, a more detailed exercise will begin to decide the
exact scope of the proposed parking controls. These will be
enforced by Bromsgrove District Council once Civil Parking
Enforcement is fully in operation in the Bromsgrove District.
The station is to be built on the site of a former oil terminal.
Work will be undertaken to remove contaminants from the site before
construction begins. Ecological and Arboriculture (tree) surveys
are being undertaken to establish the requirements for dealing with
protected species such as badgers and bats. The proposed new
station building has been designed to reduce its environmental
Existing Trees and Shrubs
There is a requirement to remove some of the trees and bushes
that have grown on the disused site, especially close to Garrington
Road. Where possible, the removal of trees and shrubs will be
The station platforms and car park will be lit during the hours
of darkness. The lighting design has considered the use of lighting
which minimise light pollution. We are also exploring using timers,
so that lighting levels are reduced when the
station is closed.
Noise levels are currently being investigated. However, the
change of use is likely to affect noise levels. Steps will be taken
to manage the levels as much as possible.
The existing station will remain in use until the new station
opens. It is not expected that passengers will notice any change to
their journeys until the new station is complete. The existing
station car park is operated by Bromsgrove District Council and
they intend to continue to operate the car park for use by local
people visiting local businesses and as a car park for people
travelling by train.
We recognise that there may be some inconvenience to local
people and businesses during construction. We will seek to minimise
this disruption as much as possible. There will need to be access
for construction traffic bringing plant and materials to site. Some
work, principally construction of the platforms and the new
footbridge, will need to take place at night and during weekends to
minimise the disruption to train services. We will provide
information in advance of when this is expected to take place.
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