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Wolverhampton railway revamp: Get on right track for station

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Planning to catch a train in Wolverhampton next year?

Then you'll need to cast your eye over this map to make sure you don't get lost on the way.

Routes to and from the railway station are all set to change in January as part of the ongoing £132 million Interchange project.

Drivers will no longer have access to Railway Drive from January 8 with Corn Hill becoming the new entrance for motorists.

Closure of road to leading to station revealed

An opening date for the station's new multi-storey car park will also be on January 8 – and that will be the day when drivers need to be aware of the changes. Wolverhampton's Conservative group leader Wendy

Thompson welcomed the £50m station overhaul and said she hopes the access changes do not cause confusion for motorists.

She said: "People will have to get used to the new system. If it works it will be a great improvement and this is the future."

Corn Hill will become the new entrance to the site for drivers, with people able to pick up and drop off travellers, as well as enter and exit the station's car park.

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There will also be an increased number of taxis available at a new rank on Corn Hill.

The station will have the number of long-stay parking spaces increased from 450 to more than 800.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use the access route off Pipers Row, but council chiefs said cyclists will have to walk over the bridge.

Steve Parry, managing director of Neptune Developments, added: "The successful completion of the car park allows us the opportunity to begin the build on Wolverhampton's highly anticipated railway station in early 2017."

Councillor John Reynolds, who is the cabinet member for city economy, said: "The Interchange will become the gateway to the city for many people."

  • Travelling from Stafford Road (A449).Follow Ring Road St Patricks, onto Ring Road St Davids and take slip road/exit onto Corn Hill.
  • Travelling from Wednesfield Road (A4124). Follow Ring Road St Davids (A4150) and take slip road onto Corn Hill.
  • Travelling from Willenhall Road (A454). Follow A454 into city centre, straight on at the Horseley Fields lights and right onto Corn Hill.
  • Travelling from Bilston Island. Take the A454 Middle Cross exit, left at the Horseley Fields (A454) lights and right onto Corn Hill.

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