Birmingham International Station Integrated TEN-T Transport Hub
Type of solution: Infrastructure: optimizing, Add infrastructure or add terminal
Node: North Sea-Mediterranean
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Contact: Perry Wardle, Assistant Director Growth and Development, Alexander Heath, UK Central Project Manager
Stakeholders involved: Urban Growth Company on behalf of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (coordinator)
TfWM, Network Rail, HS2, Birmingham Airport, NEC Group, Birmingham City Council and Virgin Trains (beneficiaries).
The Global Project aims at developing the connection of the new High Speed Rail (HS2) station at Birmingham Interchange with the existing Birmingham International station, Birmingham Airport, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and local public transport services. It is located in the core urban node of Birmingham belonging to the North Sea-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor. One solution to be implemented is to build the first interchange outside London by December 2026.
In the CEF funded project, the action aims to develop a feasibility study which will serve to identify and develop the optimum transport solution for local connectivity between two stations, airport and local transport network.The activities will focus on the elaboration of study’s scope and tendering procedures, initial and detailed feasibility studies and detailed design of the preferred option, identifying for that an optimal solution to deliver a Multi-Modal system connecting to the proposed HS2 Interchange Station, the NEC and the Airport. The study counts with 50% of the budget funded from 875K€ grant awarded by the European Union Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) balanced with the funding proportionated by WMCA, Birmingham Airport and NEC Group.
The Birmingham International Station Integrated Transport Hub Reference Design has been approved and the Outline Business Case is taken forward to the next stage of scheme development.
The submission of the BHI Integrated Transport Hub Outline Business Case to WMCA to seek funding to develop the Full Business Case has been approved; and the submission of the BHI Integrated Transport Hub Outline Business Case to Government and GBSLEP to seek funding for the delivery of the full scheme has been agreed.