Park & Ride
TfWM provides more than 9,000 car parking spaces across the public transport network with plans for new spaces at various sites.
Together with local councils we are developing a West Midlands wide approach to future expansion and development so we can bring the maximum benefit to both passengers and residents.
A new 196 space car park opened at Bradley Lane in February 2020, and work is nearly complete on the new strategic multistorey Park & Ride at Longbridge which will provide over 600 spaces for rail users on the Cross City South railway line, providing links to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham city centre, Birmingham University, Redditch and Sutton Coldfield. More information on this scheme can be found here.
TfWM is working to expand Park & Ride further, including developing plans with Coventry City Council to provide additional car parking spaces at Tile Hill and with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council for a Park & Ride expansion at Whitlocks End.
We are also looking to establish temporary Park & Ride sites for the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and work is underway to identify suitable locations.
Subject to further funding being found, a number of other sites are also being looked at in close liaison with local councils for the delivery of new car parks or Park & Ride expansions. These include Dudley Port, Sandwell and Dudley, Tame Bridge Parkway for rail, and new car parks on the A34 and at Minworth for express bus/Sprint.
Alongside the Park & Ride expansion and development programme, TfWM is working encourage cycling and walking to key transport hubs where this is a feasible option for customers. Cycle storage is available at all stations and cycle hubs can be found at Longbridge, Selly Oak, Rowley and Stourbridge. Electric vehicle charging points can be found at Rowley Regis, Solihull, Tile Hill and Yardley Wood.