Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) and the West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE), working with infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) and West Midlands Trains, are leading the development of the new stations at Moseley, King’s Heath and Hazelwell.

The stations closed in 1941, with the line currently used by freight and non-stop passenger services.

The new stations, which will provide regular train services into Birmingham New Street, are expected to offer better transport options into central Birmingham and ease congestion along the A435 Alcester Road and surrounding routes.

The funding comes as planning applications are set to be submitted for the King’s Heath and Hazelwell stations after a public consultation and design period. The application for Moseley will follow later in the year after further design work.

Construction could get underway in 2020, with plans to have the stations open in time for the 2022 Commonwealth Games which will be held in Birmingham.