Hereford & Worcester

New Bromsgrove railway station money frozen

Bromsgrove station
Image caption Currently the northbound platform is shorter than the southbound one

Money earmarked to pay for a planned new railway station in Worcestershire has been frozen, it has emerged.

A new station for Bromsgrove should have been finished by Easter last year, but it is still at the design stage.

Bromsgrove Conservative MP Sajid Javid said he would "lobby hard" on the issue.

He added: "I'm not going to pretend... that it's not going to be a hard job. The country is in a devastating position, the legacy we've inherited."

Bromsgrove Rail User Group chair Mike Ponsonby said: "If this is an example of the public spending cuts we can expect for the future, then I must say I'm concerned about what the future holds for us."

At the current station the northbound platform is shorter than the southbound - too short for some trains to stop.

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