New rail line for Birmingham could be a “congestion buster” for South Birmingham as it receives government backing
Birmingham came closer to getting a new suburban “jam busting” rail route today as West Midlands “Metro Mayor” Andy Street and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling united to launch Government backing for the renewed South Birmingham Railway on the former Camp Hill line.
This would see new stations at Kings Heath, Moseley and Hazelwell with a transport interchange at an enhanced and enlarged Kings Norton Station.
Now I have personally experienced the congestion of Kings Heath during the rush hour and the aim of reopening the Camp Hill line is to take people out of their cars and inviting them to commute to Birmingham city centre by train rather than sitting in traffic jams on the Alcester Road through Edgbaston, Moseley and Kings Heath and throughout South Birmingham.
Now today Mayor Street made no promises about the new rail route as the reopening of the Camp Hill line has been talked…
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