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  1. Surfacing works affecting Warwick Road, Central Six access road and Michaelmas Road

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Coventry railway station is one of the fastest-growing stations outside London. The existing railway station is Grade II listed which means there is limited scope for creating additional capacity within the existing station building. The Coventry Station Masterplan project has been developed to deliver new infrastructure to meet current and projected future passenger growth Using funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal we are investing £82million to improve accessibility and capacity. The existing station building will remain operational and capacity will be boosted by our work which includes: 

  • Creation of a second footbridge connecting all four platforms via stairs and lifts and extended platform canopies. The footbridge will connect directly to the new station building
  • A second station entrance building, with entry points from Station Square and Warwick Road alongside the new access tunnel via the transport interchange under Warwick Road will provide step-free access to platforms
  • A 633 space multi-storey car park will sit on top of the new station building
  • Extension of the pedestrian boulevard to create a high-quality traffic-free route from the station to Greyfriars Green
  • Creation of a new taxi loop and separate vehicle drop off loop
  • A transport interchange connected directly to the station building via a new access tunnel under Warwick Road, create better integration with bus services for passengers
  • Highway improvements to Warwick Road which include upgrading the roundabout at the Central 6 junction and creating a new access road from the multi-storey car park onto Warwick Road. A new two-way link road has also been created between Westminster Road to the ring road slip road as part of the works, which is due to open in February 2021
  • A new bay platform (this means set back from the main line so it does not impede direct London trains) to enable two trains per hour between Coventry and Nuneaton.

Work is well underway on these exciting plans. The footbridge and canopies started on site in 2019, works to date include foundations and a new retaining wall on platform 4. Work is now underway to install the footbridge in sections on-site using one of the biggest mobile cranes in the country. Work on the second station building started last year, the steelwork erection is almost complete and cladding underway. Fit-out works are being progressed, once complete the station building will house up to five retail units and passenger facilities including new waiting rooms, toilets and ticket machines. A new multi-storey car park with 633 spaces will be constructed above the new station building with integrated lift access from the car park to station level.

Take a look at the latest photographs on Flickr.

Coventry Rail Station Masterplan

A new substation is being built next to the existing railway station to upgrade the power supply for the new station infrastructure. A new taxi loop to the east of the existing station has recently opened. There will be further changes to Station Square in the coming months as works start on the extension of the pedestrian boulevard from Station Square north to the front of the railway station, which will include temporary relocation of the short stay/drop and go car parking.

Construction is underway for highway improvements on Warwick Road, works are being phased to try and minimise disruption to traffic as far as possible, traffic management is in place to maintain traffic in both directions. Works are due to complete later this spring.

The Western Link Road between Westminster Road and the ring road slip is now complete and due to open next month. The link road will improve connectivity and help to unlock the western extent of the Friargate development.

There will be additional cycle parking delivered as part of the Coventry Station Masterplan scheme in the new station building and transport interchange.

Work is continuing on the design of the bay platform, led by Network Rail. Construction is expected to start next year to enable more frequent rail services between Coventry and Nuneaton.

On 10 January 2019 Coventry City Council made the Council of the City of Coventry (Coventry Station Warwick Road Car Park and adjacent land City Centre) Compulsory Purchase Order 2019.  A Public Inquiry was held from 10 September 2019 and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government confirmed the Order on 11 October 2019.

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You can also watch drone footage of the site in October:

Coventry railway station - October 2021

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