On track for the transformation of Kidderminster Railway Station

Preparatory works start later this month ahead of the main project to transform Kidderminster Railway station.
Preparatory works start later this month ahead of the main project to transform Kidderminster Railway station.
Published Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

Preparatory works start later this month ahead of the main project to transform Kidderminster Railway station.

The station is set to undergo a dramatic redevelopment including a new glass-fronted building, twice the size of the existing building, which will include a new café or shop.

Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, Dr Ken Pollock, said: " "With work on the highways improvements, linked to the station redevelopment, now starting, and the contract to build being awarded imminently, we'll see the new Kidderminster Station emerging rapidly.

"This is great news for those in the local community and others, who use the station for over two million journeys a year, making it the second busiest in the county."

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. 

The new and improved station will also feature new toilets, indoor seating and waiting areas and work is due to finish in summer 2019.