RAIL CAMPAIGNERS have welcomed the opening of the new railway station at Bromsgrove today.  The first train to use the new station will be the 06:20 London Midland service from Bromsgrove to Birmingham New Street.

The new station has been delivered as a joint project between Worcestershire County Council, the now defunct Centro which has been subsumed into the West Midlands Combined Authority, and Network Rail.   The station will include a new bus interchange to offer better connections to services in the surrounding area, a booking office (Bromsgrove previously being an unstaffed station) and an extended car park  with space for 350 cars plus better security, lighting and customer facilities including a charging point for electric vehicles.

Ian Jenkins of Campaign for Rail said that "Bromsgrove now has a modern station fit for the future and which is appropriate for a growing town.   The new station though is only a first phase of improvements, with plans in place to extend the electric Cross City service down to Bromsgrove which will dramatically improve the commuter service to Birmingham from Bromsgrove and the surrounding district."

Mr. Jenkins added that CfR wanted to see more long distance services stop at Bromsgrove.  "At present only one token Cross Country service from Birmingham - Cardiff stops at the station and the vast majority of long-distance passengers have to travel to Birmingham New Street and change trains there.  Now the new station is here we would like Cross Country Trains to show some commitment and arrange for more services to call at Bromsgrove".

12 July 2016

Welcome to new Bromsgrove Station