Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has appointed construction firm VolkerFitzpatrick to build three new railway stations as part of the restoration of the Camp Hill line in Birmingham.
Construction work is set to begin in November and is expected to be completed later next year.
The works form part of the £61m scheme to reintroduce passenger services to Moseley, Kings Heath, and Hazelwell for the first time in 80 years.
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is committing £36m towards the project with a further £20m coming from the Department for Transport (DfT).
The remaining £5m is set be provided by Birmingham City Council’s clean air zone fund.
Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive and Rail Director at TfWM, said: “This is a major milestone towards seeing passenger trains restored on the Camp Hill line, with the contractor in place and construction crews gearing up to get on site.
“This means, that after several years of planning and development, we are now entering the final phase.
“It will not be too long before these stations are complete and open to the travelling public.”
Mike Evans, VolkerFitzpatrick operations director, added: “I am delighted that TfWM has chosen to work again with VolkerFitzpatrick, with this project delivering three new stations on the Camp Hill Line. It’s testament to our ability to work well with local communities and stakeholders during the build.
“Our team are excited to be part of these ambitious plans to create an improved transport network, that will support the region’s ambition to be net zero carbon by 2041.”
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