HS2 → has today revealed the designs for two of its new stations; one of which is the Grimshaw designed Curzon Street station in central Birmingham.
The brand new station will be a new gateway to the city, creating opportunity for regeneration and new developments in the city. Seven high speed platforms will be operational at the station, opening in 2026.
As well as the point of entry or departure for high speed rail passengers, the station will be a new civic space in central Birmingham including links to the tram network, pedestrian, cycling, taxi, bus and conventional rail connections to the rest of the city and the West Midlands.
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said:
“These brand new stations will be catalysts for regeneration, creating jobs and opportunities for local people and economic benefits for Birmingham and the Midlands. Curzon Street station will put Birmingham at the heart of Britain’s new high speed network and enhance the rail connectivity for the city, whilst Interchange provides a once in a life time opportunity to help drive the growth of the region.”
Neven Sidor, Lead Architect for the station and Partner at Grimshaw, said:
“HS2’s new Curzon Street station is inspired by the best station design of the past, inspired by Britain’s pioneering railway and industrial heritage reimagined for the 21st century.”