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Steel installed at Wolverhampton railway station

By Thomas Parkes | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

Steel framework for Wolverhampton’s railway station has been installed.

It comes as part of a £150 million plan to create a gateway to the city for those travelling into the city by rail, bus or tram.

Contractors Galliford Try are handling the new station build.

It follows the demolition of the former British Transport Police building and a small section of platform one.

The first section of the new building is expected to open in autumn this year, when phase two of the programme starts. The second phase involves bringing down the remainder of the current station building and completing the new one, which is due to fully open in summer 2020.

Councillor John Reynolds, cabinet member for City Economy, previously said: “Works are progressing well on the first phase of the railway station programme and people will soon be able to see the new building taking shape as the steels quickly go up.

"It has been a long-held vision for the council to deliver a new railway station befitting of our great city and it sits within a total £3.7 billion of investment currently on site or in the pipeline across Wolverhampton.

“As part of this regeneration it is crucial visitors to our city get the best first impression possible and their travel experience is enhanced.

“The new state-of-the-art station building we are developing will deliver that.”

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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