Plans in for new Perry Barr bus interchange
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Plans to redevelop a bus interchange at Perry Barr railway station have been submitted to Birmingham City Council.
The new plans outline the demolition of the existing bus station as part of a hybrid application to build the new Perry Barr railway station.
A planning statement accompanying the plans reads: “This application should be considered in the context of the wider regeneration strategy for Perry Barr. The proposals referred to herein aim to provide a sustainable transport hub that is fitting for the regenerated Perry Barr area, that encourages active travel and provides appropriate facilities to support the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and to support the long-term regeneration of Perry Barr.
“The redevelopment of the Bus Interchange facility will greatly improve access to the public transport network for local people and businesses in the Perry Barr area. The proposed development will deliver a high-quality transport hub to support the success of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, due to the proximity of the Perry Barr Railway Station to Alexander Stadium, where many of the events will be held.
“It is anticipated the proposed refurbishment and upgrade of the railway station, and Bus Interchange facility, will catalyse the wider, strategic regeneration and investment in the Perry Barr area.”
The new bus interchange promises improved layout, new shelters and SPRINT bus stops and public realm work