£10million funding for Redditch's new railway station agreed - The Redditch Standard

£10million funding for Redditch's new railway station agreed

Ryan Smith 5th Nov, 2022   0

THE PLANNED new railway station for Redditch is aimed at creating an ‘attractive experience’ for people coming to the town, rather than bringing more people in – that was the view of Coun Mike Rouse as £10million was agreed towards its cost.

Worcestershire County Council’s highways and transport chief seconded the motion at last Thursday’s meeting and added: “I’m very pleased to see that by and large, the plans seem to be well-received.

“Redditch is a fantastic town and will the right investment it will become even better.”

He added the development would also include space for a second line to be introduced at the station in the future.




Currently, as trains leave Alvechurch on the Cross City Line, there is just a one line in and out.

The motion to provide the extra funding was voted through unanimously.


The new station will support access for all modes of transport including rail, bus, taxis, cycling and walking and a new public area in front of it will better connect it with the town centre.

An upgraded crossing across Unicorn Hill will give better access to the Kingfisher Centre and bus station.

The cabinet approved the acquisition of the land needed to redevelop the Redditch Station last March, with the proposals forming the first phase of a wider project to create a modern gateway to the town for commuters and visitors.

Coun Marc Bayliss, Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member for the economy said the railway was an important part of Redditch and these plans would provide a ‘gateway for the town and a better experience for all’.

Speaking at the cabinet meeting, Redditch Borough Council leader Coun Matt Dormer added: “The train station as it currently is should be a lot better, this is a fantastic opportunity and will complement other potential improvements to the Town, things will start to tie together very nicely.”

Redditch MP Rachel Maclean added the decision will provide the Town with a ‘station fit for the 21st Century’.

The new station will be subject to a full planning application either next year or in 2024.

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