The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) have committed £27.5 million towards the construction of a new Midland Metro stop at the proposed HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street station.
The project is an important element in the delivery of Birmingham city council’s Curzon Masterplan, to unlock growth and regeneration opportunities around the new station by integrating it into the existing transport infrastructure.
WMCA is committing £18.5 million and GBSLEP £9 million.
HS2 programme director Mike Lyons said, ‘Birmingham is already seeing the benefits of the HS2 programme as it prepares for the arrival of the first train in 2026, and once fully completed the city will sit at the heart of Britain’s new high-speed rail network.
‘The development of Curzon Street station will see significant regeneration opportunities created and help connect the city centre to Digbeth.’