Stage one of a major engineering project that has been ten years in the making is now operational at Wolverhampton Railway station. The project which is a part of the city’s £150 million interchange scheme is designed to allow the city of Wolverhampton to have better train, tram and bus interchange.
The second phase of the project will start soon, which will involve the knocking down of the old building and the exciting tramway network extended to reach the station. The extension of the tramway has already begun and is now on the final approach to the station.
Andy Street Mayor of the West Midlands had the following to say:
“Of course, at the moment we are urging people to follow the Government’s guidelines and only use public transport if it is absolutely essential, meaning we are not expecting many passengers to see the new station yet. But this will all change when restrictions ease further and we begin to encourage people back onto public transport.
Not only that, soon Wolverhampton commuters will be able to travel seamlessly across the region, with the West Midlands Metro extension along Pipers Row set to link to this new station as well as the existing bus station.”
The new station building is open as of right now; however, it will not be fully open until early next year as works are still on going. The new station is to be further extended to allow for a customer waiting for area three retail units to make a total of six for the whole station and help points located though out.