Birmingham Interchange

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Birmingham Interchange National Rail
Birmingham interchange.png
Location
Place Bickenhill, Solihull
Local authority Metropolitan Borough of Solihull
Grid reference SP199839
Operations
Number of platforms 4[1]
History
Key dates Opened 2026 (2026)
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Birmingham Curzon Street[b 1]
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  1. ^ Alternatively named Birmingham Fazeley Street

Birmingham Interchange is a planned High Speed 2 railway station in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, West Midlands, England, expected to open in 2026.[2]

The station will be on the other side of the M42 motorway from the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International railway station.[3] The interchange will be connected by a people mover to the other sites; the AirRail Link people mover currently operates between the railway station and the airport.

Whitacre Link[edit]

In June 2013 a £240 million to £280 million plan was proposed to re-open the Stonebridge Railway in order to link Coventry and Birmingham Airport to an interchange station on the proposed High Speed 2 London-Birmingham line. As of January 2014, the proposal has the support of Bob Ainsworth[4] and Christopher Pincher (Members of Parliament for Coventry North East and Tamworth), Paul Kehoe (chief executive of Birmingham Airport), Geoff Inskip, (chief executive of Centro), Birmingham City Council and Transport Minister Stephen Hammond.[5]

As part of these plans it is proposed in a document in June 2013 that the new railway line could have its own 4 platform Interchange with the planned HS2 Interchange at Birmingham Airport. [6][7] In the document it says "The link would have its own four-platform station on the restored railway alongside the planned HS2 Interchange. These side-by-side stations would also be connected to a new International Terminal where passengers could check in for train services to Continental Europe via the Channel Tunnel"

Services[edit]

Preceding station Future services Following station
Birmingham Curzon Street   TBA
High Speed 2
  Old Oak Common
East Midlands Hub   TBA
High Speed 2
  Old Oak Common
Crewe   TBA
High Speed 2
  Old Oak Common

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DfT map of station" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Go-ahead given to new railway". Department for Transport. January 2012. 
  3. ^ Department for Transport (11 March 2010). High Speed Rail - Command Paper (PDF). The Stationery Office. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-10-178272-2. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "MP Bob Ainsworth backs HS2 bid to reopen Stonebridge Railway". Coventry Observer. 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  5. ^ Graeme Brown (2014-01-08). "170-year-old rail track could be re-opened to create link to HS2 line". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]

Coordinates: 52°27′09″N 1°42′26″W / 52.45243°N 1.70709°W / 52.45243; -1.70709