BBC News, Birmingham & Black Country:
Huge £82m expansion plans at Coventry railway station will press ahead after they were approved by the council’s planning committee on Thursday (15/11/2018).
Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration Councillor Jim O’Boyle said the plans would ensure Coventry had a train station “fit for purpose” ahead of taking over the City of Culture title in 2021.
“This is a significant investment,” he said at the meeting.
The station opened in 1962 and in that time there has been no real investment to the station.
“Passenger numbers have tripled since 2003 and now we are talking about 7.4 million passengers coming through a year,” he said.
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