An £82 million plan to regenerate the fastest growing railway station outside London has been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.
He said he was “delighted” to see the masterplan for Coventry Station, which will transform part of the city.
The plan, which will create a new-look gateway for millions of passengers who arrive in the city by train each year, will be submitted to Coventry Council before the end of the year.
The city council is working on the project with a variety of organisations including Network Rail, Virgin Trains and Transport for West Midlands, with funding from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the Department for Transport and some borrowing.
Funding is also being sought from the West Midlands Combined Authority Devolution Deal and Mr Carver said he hoped the bid would be supported.
Mr Carver said: “Improved station facilities are long overdue across this region and following on from the recently completed revamp of Birmingham’s New Street Station, I am delighted to see the plan for Coventry.
“It is vital for the economy of the region – and in this case Coventry in particular – that investment is ploughed into amenities fit for the 21st century and future growth.”