What the HS2 stations in Birmingham and Solihull could look like

The plans for the new developments at Curzon Street in central Birmingham and Interchange Station in Solihull will be displayed at Birmingham Library.

This will allow members of the public to give feedback.

Curzon Street, due to open with seven high speed platforms in 2026, is set to be the first new intercity station built in Britain since the 19th century.

It will be linked to the tram network and to rail networks across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Interchange Station will serve Solihull, the West Midlands, Birmingham Airport and the city’s National Exhibition Centre.

Andy Street, mayor of the West Midlands, said: “These brand new stations will be catalysts for regeneration, creating jobs and opportunities for local people and economic benefits for Birmingham and the Midlands.

“Curzon Street station will put Birmingham at the heart of Britain’s new high speed network and enhance the rail connectivity for the city, whilst Interchange provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help drive the growth of the region.”

Work began at the Curzon Street site last week.

HS2 chief executive Mark Thurston said: “Preparatory work for the stations is well under way, with a variety of enabling works including the construction of access roads and archaeological investigations.

“As part of our plans to deliver a ‘green corridor’ across the whole route, we’re also creating new ecological habitats, community and amenity spaces to help integrate the new line and our stations into the surrounding landscape and environment.

“All of this activity is already creating job opportunities not just in the region, but across the whole country.”

The first phase of the high-speed railway is due to open between London and Birmingham in December 2026.

Phase 2a from the West Midlands to Crewe will launch in 2027, followed by Phase 2b from Crewe to Manchester, and Birmingham to Leeds, in 2033.