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In December 2012 the Birmingham Mail reported that walkways between the major rail stations in Birmingham would be upgraded in time for the opening of the revamped New Street ‘Gateway’ in 2015. Transport authority Centro are also looking to how to provide suitable public transport to the site of the proposed HS2 station at Curzon Street.

[‘Cable cars set to link Birmingham city centre transport hubs’, by Neil Elkes, 6 Dec 2012]

[…] Centro chief executive Geoff Inskip said: “Our goal is to ensure New Street, Moor Street and the high speed rail, HS2, terminal serve as ‘one station’ for passengers and we are already working with architects Glenn Howells on improving the pedestrian route between the two sites.

“But in the longer term we know passengers will want a high quality connection similar to the way major airports link their various terminals together, often with innovative forms of transport.

“We are therefore looking at all types of ideas and one option we are considering very seriously is a cable car link similar to the one built across the Thames in London.

‘‘This would operate on a continuous loop so would provide a true ‘turn up and go’ system linking New Street Station, the Bull Ring and the Moor Street/HS2 terminal.

“We think it is a potentially exciting proposal worth exploring and the consultants who worked on the Emirates cable car in London have agreed to come and give us a presentation on the idea.

Evening Standard, 12 Nov 2013: 'Boris Johnson's cable car used by just four regular commuters'


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November 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm

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