New-look Wolverhampton Railway Station opens with first phase of £150m project complete
The first stage of the £150 million upgrade of the city’s train station has been completed as work to knock down the existing out-dated building starts from this week.
Richard Cronin, Executive Director at Austin-Smith:Lord said “We are delighted to see the Phase 1 concourse open to the public, taking pressure off the existing much smaller booking hall and concourse. The station was designed to allow for a growth in patronage taking account forecasts until 2035, that additional space will now be vital to maintain social distancing and to destress the passenger experience as we return to public transport. It has been over 10 years in the making and thanks to Ion Developments and City of Wolverhampton Council for standing behind the scheme through the 2008 financial crisis and now a pandemic and to Galliford Try, Network Rail, West Midlands Trains for coming together to finish Phase 1. Finally a mention to Virgin Trains without whom the early stages of this and getting it to site would not have happened”
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