Work begins on railway station masterplan with minor disruptions

The first phase of work – a new footbridge and improvements to the existing platform canopies – has begun.

Work has now officially started on exciting plans to improve Coventry railway station by 2021.

The first phase of work – a new footbridge and improvements to the existing platform canopies – has begun.

A second station building with shops, a new multi-storey car park and a ticket office, as well as a new bus interchange on the Central 6 side of Warwick Road, will follow soon after.

Piling works are currently taking place on Warwick Road. The piling forms part of the foundations for the new station building and will allow for the opening up of the access tunnel under Warwick Road, connecting the new building to the bus interchange. 

As part of the work, the steps connecting Warwick Road to the railway station and the walkway from the station to the car park at Central 6 will be closed from Monday, 5 August.

Though inconvenience, the diversion route, which takes you down Warwick Road and past Eaton House, only adds an extra few minutes to the talk.

Also, from 5 August 12 disabled car parking spaces will also be relocated from the station forecourt to the existing multi-storey car park to the left of the main station entrance.

Finally, the cycle shelter closest to the platform in the short-stay car park will be moved to a temporary location in front of the station while the work is carried out, however, there is also the under-cover cycle hub, located near to the left of the ticket office near the British Transport Police.