£50m overhaul planned for Birmingham’s Snow Hill station

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Birmingham’s Snow Hill station could be getting a fourth platform as part of a wider regeneration which could create 7,700 new jobs.

A total of £50 million has been earmarked for potential spending on the city centre station with a raft of other finance to be used across the region for transport and residential uses.

Papers due to be discussed by the West Midlands Combined Authority on Friday show plans for the “major redevelopment”, the Local Democracy Service reports on BirminghamLive.

The report said: “Snow Hill is one of Birmingham city centre’s three main rail stations providing local and regional services and direct connections to London.

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“The scheme involves the major redevelopment and transformation of Snow Hill rail station and its immediate environs and improved transport connectivity within the Snow Hill area.

“This is predicted to support 112,000 sq m of new office-led development accommodating over 7,700 jobs and 200 homes.”

Snow Hill provides mainly local services, serving Worcester, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Solihull but also runs to London Marylebone.

Alongside the proposals for a fourth platform, the combined authority is also planning improved connections between Snow Hill and New Street and Moor Street stations and the new HS2 terminal in Curzon Street.

Other plans due to go before the combined authority board next week include a £285 million maintenance project on the West Midlands Metro tram line between Birmingham and Wolverhampton and £109 million for interchange improvements at Sutton Coldfield and Solihull.