A RALLYING call has been issued, urging residents to have their say on the plans to transform Redditch Railway Station.
The call from Worcestershire County Council domes as new illustrative plans are released detailing what the new station would look like.
The authority says the emerging design shows the station to be ‘both sustainable and ambitious’.
Included is a new two-storey accessible station building with modern facilities including a ticket office, passenger waiting areas, toilets and retail unit providing increased capacity for passengers.
A landscaped public space in front of the station will be created along with an upgraded crossing over Unicorn Hill to the bus interchange, the Kingfisher Centre and Redditch town centre.
And new improved cycleways on Unicorn Hill and cycle storage facilities at the station will also be provided.
The council added the new Redditch Station was one of its most important projects and was key to improving connectivity to the town centre.
How to find out more
Residents can speak to the project team during community drop-in events by Boots in the Kingfisher Centre from 10am to 1pm next Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8.
Coun Marc Bayliss, the county council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, said: “I feel very positive and excited about our plans for Redditch Railway Station and I’m keen to hear the feedback from residents, businesses, and visitors to see what they think.
“The station will be a key transport interchange and provide a welcoming gateway to the town centre, improving access to employment, education, leisure and travel opportunities.
“It will be brilliant to see this planned investment come to fruition, bringing benefits for years to come and becoming a station we can all be proud of.’’
People can have their say on the plans until August 7 – residents, businesses and stakeholders are urged to view the designs and comment via a feedback survey.
CLICK HERE for more on the scheme and to have your say.