4 July 2018
Preparatory works start later this month ahead of the main project to transform Kidderminster Railway station.
The Council's contractor, Ringway, will start making improvements to Comberton Hill from Wednesday, 18 July and the work will continue until the end of September. These improvements include the installation of two new bus shelters and a pedestrian crossing.
During the works, there will be lane restrictions which will require the use of temporary traffic signals. Approval has been given for the signals to operate from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday and at weekends where necessary.
In addition to this there will be a few full road closures overnight currently scheduled for mid-September to allow for the road to be resurfaced.
Advanced notice of the work will be displayed two weeks before it starts and a diversion route will be signposted for the overnight closures.
Overview of scheme:
The station is to undergo a dramatic redevelopment, including a new glass-fronted station twice the size of the existing building.
Facilities will include a new café shop, toilets and indoor seating and waiting areas in addition to clearly marked waiting and taxi areas being created in front of the station to make it safer for pedestrians.
The station, which has direct trains to the heart of London, Birmingham and Worcester, was used for 2.2 million journeys last year, with passenger numbers predicted to rise 50% within five years.
The scheme also proposes significant improvements to nearby bus stops and a new pedestrian crossing close to the station on Comberton Hill.
- January to Jun 2017 project design work
- July to August 2017 information sharing and feedback
- July to December 2017 initial design
- January 2018 tendering process
- July 2018 highways work on Comberton Hill starts
- September 2018 construction work starts
- Summer 2019 redeveloped station opens