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Published Friday, 17 December 2021
The new station building, multi-storey car park, and taxi drop off point at the Coventry Railway station will now open in the New Year.
Over £80 million has been invested in Coventry railway station, one of the fastest-growing stations outside London to ensure it can meet future passenger growth.
As well as the new station building and multi-storey car park which has ticketing facilities, retail units and access to all the platforms there is also a new taxi loop, an extension of, and improvements to, the boulevard and a transport interchange on Warwick Road with a direct link to the new building. Improvements have also now been made to Warwick Road and there is a new Western Link Road between Westminster Road and the ring road slip. There is also additional cycle parking at the new building.
Our design and build contractor Buckingham Group Contracting Limited (Buckingham) has completed all of the build work and is now in the final stages of ensuring that the building is ready to be passed to the Council.
Marc Riley, Managing Director – Rail, from Buckingham said, “The station has been a really interesting, significant, and exciting project to work on. It is a really important project for Buckingham and one that we are proud to be involved with. The design and construction of the station has been undertaken during the extremely challenge times, and complex issues, associated with the global pandemic including, supply chain disruption and workforce availability.
“Ideally the station would have been opened this side of Christmas, but with minor finishing elements now confirmed we now plan to hand the new building over in early 2022.”
Councillor Jim O’Boyle cabinet member for jobs, regeneration and climate change said, “When the new building opens it’s going to be amazing – a fitting railway station for our city.”