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Step outside Wolverhampton Railway Station and it becomes immediately obvious you are in a city that’s changing. A brand new high quality BREEAM Excellent rated office and retail development, i10, stands proud and beyond it can be seen the state of the art bus station. But it’s nothing compared to what’s in the pipeline.
This whole interchange area is being transformed via £150 million of public and private investment with development partners ION, to create a modern gateway to the city centre with a new railway station, enhanced facilities for motorists and cyclists and a Metro extension. The interchange will bring bus, rail, and metro into one integrated commuter hub together with opportunities for commercial, retail and leisure with seamless integration into the city centre and all it has to offer.
Wolverhampton already has enviable connectivity to the rest of the Black Country, the West Midlands and beyond. The Midland Metro Wolverhampton City Centre Extension will link into the existing Midland Metro network and its planned extensions to Black Country and High Speed 2 stations - as well as providing a convenient interchange with the bus and rail stations. The extension will stop directly outside the bus station before terminating at the rail station offering a full and complete interchange between modes of transport.
The extension and refurbishment of the multi-storey car park has been completed and Galliford Try - one of the UK’s leading construction groups and responsible for putting the retractable roof on Wimbledon Centre Court – has been appointed as the preferred contractor for the new railway station. Wolverhampton is a principal station on the West Coast Main Line handling over 4.7 million passengers per annum. The new station will also benefit from an enhanced Birmingham New Street-style ticket office, larger passenger concourse, ample ticket barriers to ease flow onto and off platforms, much improved retail and café facilities, increased taxi rank provision and a more efficient passenger drop off/pick up arrangement.
Work has already begun to demolish the existing railway station to make way for the new state of the art railway station which will be fully open in Summer 2020. The work has been designed in two phases to ensure train services from City of Wolverhampton continue to operate as normal throughout the works.
The new station will be an international quality gateway to Wolverhampton. Take a look at tomorrow in a virtual fly-through video.
Adjacent to Block i10, plans are advancing for Block i9. Any occupier of this commercial office accommodation will find themselves housed in a distinctive landmark building at the heart of a new, thriving business, leisure and retail district located within 2 minutes walk of the railway station and 5 minutes walk of the city’s retail core.