The Challenge

We were appointed by Transport for West Midlands to support the development of a new metro link from Wednesbury Great Western Street on the existing Line 1, to Brierley Hill.

We were asked to give advice about the proposed stations to ensure the metro is visible, well integrated to its surroundings and there is attractive access to it. For the larger stations, it will also be important that the stations can provide attractive gateways and interchange as well as enabling opportunities for transit oriented development.

SYSTRA's Role

To undertake the review, we established six ‘best practice’ criteria for metro station design. Each station location was then reviewed against these criteria and recommendations made for the design development of the stations.