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« Reply #660 on: October 09, 2018, 10:41:43 am »

According to the GOV, " HS2 reveals design vision for new stations in Birmingham and Solihull. HS2 will release images for 2 of its brand new stations, marking a significant milestone for the programme, cementing the projectís commitment to the Midlands and emphasising the regionís place at the heart of Britainís new high speed network."

But of course pictures have been sneaking off for back-street assignations with dodgy reporters, and have been appearing in sort-of public (i.e. mostly paywalled). However, Construction Enquirer has several to look at.

For reference, Grimshaw were lead on the Birmingham Corzon Street  design, and Arup for the Solihull Interchange. My reaction is that they are inevitably big, but grandiose rather than grand, but then that is traditional for railway stations.

(I was going to post a couple, but they are huge and won't scale down nicely.)
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« Reply #661 on: October 11, 2018, 04:50:21 pm »

Public consultation on HS Phase 2b launched today (11/10/2018):

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« Reply #662 on: October 12, 2018, 01:44:07 pm »

As well as that, designs for the two stations in Birmingham, Curzon Street (by Moor Street) and Interchange (the one by the NEC) were recently released:

I like both of them.

To view my cab run over the new Reading Viaduct as well as a relief line cab ride at Reading just after Platforms 12-15 opened and my 'before and after' video comparison of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see:
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