The new Perry Barr Railway Station is set to open its doors to passengers for the first time this Sunday opening on time and on budget.

SLC Rail is working in a joint venture with AECOM as Rail Delivery Partner on the West Midlands Rail Programme and this is the first of the new stations on the programme to be delivered.

The modern accessible station stands at the heart of a rapidly changing Perry Barr and will be a key gateway for visitors to Alexander Stadium for big sporting events – something celebrated on the station’s sport themed frieze.

New facilities for passengers include a ticket office, accessible toilet and baby change facilities as well as lifts and stairs to the platform. The station provides regular, fast and direct West Midlands Railway services to Birmingham city centre, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Building work began last May with the demolition of the unattractive old station and parade of shops and has continued at pace.

The railway station and bus interchange project partnership includes Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), the West Midlands Rail Executive, Birmingham City Council, Network Rail and West Midlands Trains.

Perry Barr is just 13 minutes from Birmingham city centre and 15 minutes from Walsall town centre by train.

The redevelopment is part of a £700m+ package of investment into north west Birmingham, including new homes, upgraded and new transport infrastructure and the provision of new community facilities including the redeveloped Alexander Stadium, all of which is underpinned by the new Perry Barr 2040 Masterplan.