The steel frame for phase one of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building has been completed.
This first phase of the new station building is expected to become operational to customers later this year, when phase 2 of the programme – bringing down the remainder of the current station building and completing the new build – will also start.
The new state-of-the-art railway station building will be fully open in summer 2020.
Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “The steel framework of the new railway station building is already sitting proudly on the city’s skyline and these are exciting times for regeneration in the City of Wolverhampton.
“There is more than £3.7 billion of investment on site or in the pipeline across the city, and the railway station development is a big part of how we are re-imagining and re-inventing our city centre.
Malcolm Holmes, Director of Rail at Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), added: “Seeing the steelwork go up is a symbol of the on-going regeneration of Wolverhampton, which is clearly a city on the up.
“Not only will the new station provide an impressive gateway but, with the Metro extension stopping right outside, will also provide a seamless connection to trams and the bus station. It will, of course, also offer a fast connection to the region’s two HS2 high speed rail stations from 2026.”