21 october 2018
kidderminster station reconstruction open day on 6 november
The October 2018 edition of “Branch Lines”, the Severn Valley Railway Supporters Newsletter, has announced that construction work on the new Kidderminster station building will start on Wednesday 14 November 2018.
Worcestershire County Council have since announced that they will be running an open day with their partners on Tuesday 6 November.
Project staff will be on hand at the station from 7.30 am to 6 pm to update the public on the plans and answer questions.
Kidderminster Station will undergo a dramatic redevelopment, including construction of a completely new, glass fronted station building. Inside the station there will be a new café, fully accessible toilets and an indoor seating and waiting area. Outside, the forecourt will be reshaped with a new drop-off and collection zone, relocated taxi rank and new traffic flow arrangements. The aim is to improve pedestrian safety and increase access and exit flow during the busiest times.
Highway works on Comberton Hill have already taken place and include improved bus shelters and a new pedestrian crossing. These works are set to further improve access to and from the station.