31-July-2019: Mayor of the West Midlands visits Longbridge Park and Ride

Bourne Parking were pleased to welcome the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street to the construction site of the new multi-storey car park at Longbridge railway station.

Bourne Parking is building the multi-storey for Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

The Mayor was accompanied by the chair of the WMCA’s Transport Delivery Committee and member of Birmingham City Council, Councillor Kath Hartley, Mott MacDonald’s Craig Fitzgerald and Bourne Parking’s Managing Director Karl Butters.

Work started on the construction of the £7.6 million park and ride facility in May 2019 and once complete it will have capacity for 629 cars for commuters in south Birmingham.

The former surface-level car park accommodated just 102 cars and was often fully occupied by 7.30am each weekday.

It means that many more commuters will be able to leave their cars and travel into Birmingham city centre by train, easing congestion and pollution on the busy A38 Bristol Road route.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “Park and ride facilities are a key part of our plans to encourage people to use public transport for the main part of their commute.

“Longbridge car park was jam packed each morning so I am delighted we are able to offer 500 more spaces. This will help us ease congestion and cut pollution.”

The car park is due to open in spring 2020.