£65m rail improvements for Redditch and Bromsgrove

By Tristan Harris Tuesday 08 January 2013 Updated: 09/01 19:13

NETWORK Rail has reiterated its commitment to improving the lines to Redditch and Bromsgrove with its latest announcement of works to be carried out across the West Midlands.

The £65million programme will see the line electrified between Barnt Green and Bromsgrove and a new section of line created between Alvechurch and Redditch. There will also be a second platform at Alvechurch and a new footbridge created at the station.

The work will complement the new Bromsgrove Railway Station and see three trains per hour run between Redditch, Bromsgrove and Birmingham New Street.

The works, scheduled for between 2014 and 2019, are part of more than £550million worth of planned investment by Network Rail across the West Midlands.

It will be the biggest cash injection into the network since Victorian times and is aimed at reducing costs and meeting the increasing demand of passengers.

Popular »

1 Warning over strong wind and heavy rain

2 Charity receive anonymous donation

3 Overload Generation to perform in Redditch

4 Tell us who makes you feel proud

5 Shop makes sweet gesture

More news »

Jobs boost as businesses to control future funding

HANDING businesses control of more than £7billion of

Church Hill Centre development taking shape

THIS is how the first stage of the

Nando's confirm interest in Redditch

CHICKEN chain Nando's has confirmed it is looking

Body is missing Polish man

A MAN found dead in a Redditch wood

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
High winds and rain set to batter Worcestershire

A WEATHER warning has been issued about strong winds and ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Life-saving equipment now outside district council offices

HELP is at hand for heart attack victims after life-saving ...

Evesham Observer
Strong winds and heavy rain tonight

A WEATHER warning has been issued about strong winds and ...