SILHILLIANS are being invited to have their say on the proposed HS2 interchange station.
HS2 Ltd – the company responsible for building Britain’s new high speed railway – will be hosting a series of public events throughout June.
Representatives will provide information about planned engineering works and will be on hand to answer questions from residents.
The sessions will give residents the chance to learn about how HS2 is designing and building Interchange Station, which will be located opposite the M42, near to Birmingham Airport and the NEC.
It will be directly connected to Birmingham International Station by an automated ‘people mover’.
The events are being held on:
Monday, June 18 from 10am until 2pm at Crowne Plaza NEC, Pendigo Way, Marston Green B40 1NT
Sunday, June 23 from 10am until 4pm at Touchwood.
Andy Duggins, HS2 Project Director for the West Midlands Stations said: “Interchange Station will be a major transport hub for the West Midlands, eventually hosting 10 high speed trains an hour. Not only will it provide great transport connections, it will help to attract new jobs and investment to the area.
“We’re really keen to talk to local people about the station plans, as we work towards submitting a planning application in 2019.
“These events are at an important, early stage so we’ll be sharing our overall approach to developing the station rather than specific, detailed designs.
“Crucially, we’ll also be explaining what work people can expect to see in the near future”
HS2 Ltd say the Interchange Station will be constructed by 2026 as part of plans for Phase One of the railway, from London to the West Midlands.
Initial work at the location starts is due to start this year and includes the diversion of overhead powerlines and underground utilities as well as local road improvements.