BIRMINGHAM: The reopening of Birmingham’s Camp Hill railway line to passengers has taken a major step forward after plans for a new Moseley Railway Station were submitted.
Birmingham City Council’s planning committee has already given the green light to the construction of both Kings Heath and Hazelwell railway stations. Moseley is the third and final station planned to re-open as part of the re-introduction of passenger services to the south Birmingham line.
The Camp Hill line stations closed during 1941 and since then the line has been used only by freight and non-stop passenger services. These new stations will provide regular train services into Birmingham New Street, with quick journey times offering commuters a genuine alternative to their car.
Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) and the West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE), are working with rail industry partners including Network Rail and West Midlands Trains as well as Birmingham City Council to lead the development of the new stations.
Significant consultation has already taken place on the building of a new Moseley station, with TfWM, Birmingham City Council, and the Mayor’s office continuing to work closely with local community groups to address concerns from residents.
Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “These planning milestones are superb news in marking another major step towards reopening the Camp Hill line to passengers, with services calling at Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell for the first time since the Second World War.
“The new station at Moseley will provide residents with easier and faster connections to Birmingham City Centre and the wider West Midlands, and will offer people a real alternative to the car – something that is critical as we look to tackle our region’s climate emergency.