Perry Barr ready for Games to begin

Perry Barr station reopened on May 29, following a year-long rebuilding project.

New facilities at the station, which will serve visitors to Alexander Stadium for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, include a ticket office, accessible toilet, and a new sports-themed frieze above the entrance. 

The £30.9 million new station and bus interchange project partnership includes Transport for the West Midlands, the West Midlands Rail Executive, Birmingham City Council, Network Rail and West Midlands Trains.

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street said: “The Commonwealth Games, beyond being 11 exciting days of sporting spectacle, has the potential to deliver a lasting legacy for the people of the West Midlands for generations to come.

“The new station at Perry Barr is a great example of what that lasting legacy for our region actually means. It is a vast improvement on the old station - better lit, more spacious, and equipped with much better facilities including lifts to the platform.”


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  • Güntürk Üstün - 01/06/2022 10:41

    Perry Barr station in Perry Barr, Birmingham-England is one of the oldest continuously operated railway station sites in the world, having first opened in 1837. The station has been rebuilt several times, including electrification of the line in the 1960s, and most recently in 2021-2022. Following the approval of the designs, Perry Barr station was closed on 10 May 2021 for recent redevelopment and reopened almost a year later, three days ago. Managed by West Midlands Railway (WMR), the new station building has a bronze-coloured frieze depicting athletes. As well as local residents, shops and businesses, it serves Alexander Stadium, Perry Barr Stadium, Perry Hall Park and a number of bus services, including the Outer Circle. Dr. Güntürk Üstün

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