Three new stations, at Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell, are being proposed as part of the plans to re-open the Camp Hill Line railway to passenger trains. A public engagement process is being carried out in preparation for formal planning applications in spring next year. This public engagement is being conducted online as well as at drop-in sessions in the areas around the proposed stations, and will run until the 14th December 2018.
You can find details and the online engagement survey at www.tfwm.org.uk/development/infrastructure/stations
Public engagement sessions run from 1-8.30pm (unless stated otherwise) and are open for anyone to call in to view information on the station proposals, talk to the team and share views:
· Monday 19 Nov – The Hub, Hazelwell
· Tuesday 20 Nov – Stirchley Baths
· Wednesday 21 Nov – St Mary’s Church, Moseley
· Thursday 22 Nov – Moseley Exchange
· Thursday 29 Nov – Kings Heath Library (2-6pm)
· Thursday 6 Dec – Kings Heath Library (2-6pm)
Talking points (added 18th Nov):
- Local cycling routes to the train stations: Are the surrounding roads appropriate for families to cycle on with young children? What cycle infrastructure will be installed to help families to cycle to the train stations, so that they can cycle & ride, rather than driving into Birmingham city centre?
- Moseley and Hazelwell station have drop-off points: Are the stations being designed for local residents? Will there be an increase in motor traffic with people driving longer distances to drop-off at the stations? What will be the impact of the extra motor traffic on the local roads?
- The Moseley station drop-off will be on St Mary's Row, opposite Oxford Road: Will that junction become more dangerous because of the extra motor traffic? Will Oxford Road become busier with rat-running motor traffic?
- The Hazelwell station drop-off will be on Pineapple Road: Will the junction of Pineapple Road and Cartland Road become more dangerous because of more cars turning there? Will Pineapple Road have more cars rat-running along it?
- Kings Heath might have a new bridge across into Highbury Park: Will there be good cycle infrastructure through Highbury Park to improve links to the surrounding area? Will the route through Highbury Park be useable in the dark? Will it feel safe to walk and cycle through?
- The pavements on the rail bridge at Cartland Road are narrow, and the bridge has poor sight lines: Will the pavements be improved to make it safer to walk here? Will the road be changed to make it safer to cycle here?
- All of the stations have some cycling parking planned: What level of cycling to the station is expected? What number of cycle stands is planned? What percentage of total trips does that cover?