New Walsall railway stations costs to soar by £15m
The build costs of two Walsall railway stations is set to spiral by £15m, following delays caused by the administration of the original contractor.
But now a year delay has been caused to the project after the collapse of the Buckingham Group, resulting in costs rocketing by £15.5m.
The West Midlands Combined Authority will consider approving the budget increase at its meeting on Friday. It’s also assessing an £18m temporary tram stop for Birmingham’s Eastside, thanks to delays to HS2.
When complete the new stations will give the communities of Willenhall and Darlaston direct access to the rail network for the first time since the 1960s, offering services to Walsall, Wolverhampton and Birmingham.