One week left for people to have their say on plans for a new bus station in Sutton Coldfield town centre
30th August 2019
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People who live, shop or work in Sutton Coldfield town centre have one week left to have their say on a package of plans to transform public transport.


Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), is asking the public for their views on the proposed Sutton Coldfield HS2 Gateway scheme by 31 August.


Further details and links to the questionnaire are available here:  


The aim is to enhance public transport links and improve the welcome for visitors as they arrive in the town.


The key proposal will create a new bus interchange next to the railway station, making an impressive transport gateway with safe pedestrian and cycle links to Sutton Coldfield Town Centre and Sutton Park.


This will take 80 per cent of buses away from the Lower Parade, which could be turned into a one-way street, improving safety in the busy shopping area and freeing space for public realm improvements.


The cost would be covered by the HS2 Connectivity Programme which supports bus, rail, cycling and tram projects which put more people within 45 minutes reach of the high speed rail stations at Curzon Street in Birmingham, or Birmingham Airport/NEC Interchange. 


In addition to the online questionnaire, TfWM held four drop-in sessions in Sutton Coldfield town centre over the past five weeks for people to give their views.


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