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New look for Longbridge station

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Birmingham’s Longbridge station has a whole new look as a result of a £1.7 million remodelling.

The outside of the station has been totally transformed with a new entrance, glazed roof and cladding, while the old station rooms were demolished to create a larger concourse area complete with new flooring, new automatic doors, and a new accessible toilet and ticket counter.

Funding came from the £70 million National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP), which is helping to transform railway stations across the country, as well as from Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Harpreet Singh-Moore, Network Rail.

Harpreet Singh-Moore, scheme project manager at Network Rail, said: “This major overhaul of Longbridge station is a huge improvement for the tens of thousands of West Midlands Trains passengers who use the station each week.

“The new facilities create a bright and modern transport hub for an area which is being regenerated by new business, leisure and housing developments.”

Francis Thomas, West Midlands Railway.

Francis Thomas, head of corporate affairs for West Midlands Railway, said: “This redevelopment has significantly improved the experience for our passengers. The concourse area is now much brighter and spacious and also more accessible, thanks to the installation of adjustable ticket office counters and a new accessible toilet.

“Passengers using the Cross City Line will see more improvements over the coming years as we invest £1bn into upgrading our services across our network. This will include new trains for Longbridge commuters, with more capacity on this popular route.”

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