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December 18, 2016

UK bodies to improve Sutton Coldfield stations on Cross City line

UK Network Rail, London Midland and Transport for West Midlands have announced plans to improve Butlers Lane, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield and Wylde Green stations on the Cross City line.

UK Network Rail, London Midland and Transport for West Midlands have announced plans to improve Butlers Lane, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield and Wylde Green stations on the Cross City line.

Up to £1.2m is being invested at Butlers Lane to modernise the platforms and pedestrian routes, as well as £564,000 at Four Oaks to improve the platforms and walkways.

London Midland introduced a new service on the line to Birmingham, and will contribute £14,000 at Butlers Lane, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield and Wylde Green stations to upgrade help information points, as new signage would be installed.

Network Rail area director Martin Ball said: “These enhancements at these much-used stations form part of our Railway Upgrade Plan and are designed to improve the travelling experiences for passengers.

“Significant investment is taking place across the rail network to provide passengers with an improving service and to meet the ever-increasing demands of the number of people who are travelling by train.”

"Significant investment is taking place across the rail network to meet the ever-increasing demands of the number of people travelling by train."

Sutton Coldfield and Wylde Green stations will see the installation of new LED lighting by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), in addition to resurfacing the park and ride facilities.

London Midland Cross City Services head Rob Hornsey said: “Our aim is to make travel as simple and easy as we can for all our passengers.

“The new earlier Sunday morning services have been planned based on what local people have said is important to them and reflects the changing ways people are using rail travel.”

The investment is part of Network Rail’s national Railway Upgrade Plan, which makes up two-thirds of the company’s £40bn spending priorities for the five years up to 2019, and is aimed at providing a better railway across the UK.


Image: Network Rail senior strategic planner Chris Skilton with Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell. Photo: © Network Rail.

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