HS2 reveals station designs
HS2 has released images of two new stations that are planned for the West Midlands.
1. Curzon Street station in central Birmingham will be the first new intercity station built in Britain since 19th century. It is scheduled to open in 2026 with seven high speed platforms.
2. An interchange station in Solihull is also planned, to serve Birmingham Airport and the NEC National Exhibition Centre.
The designs remain subject to local authority approval under Schedule 17 of the High Speed Rail Act. The images have been released as part of the public consultation process.
The new Curzon Street Station will be sited next to the original Curzon Street station building and will be the Birmingham terminus for HS2.
This site is located within a triangle of land known as Arden Cross which is formed by the M42, A45 and A452, near the existing Birmingham International Station.
Source: The Construction Index