New entrance near here: West Midlands Metro tram on the grass track near St Chads stop on the flank of Snow Hill station on 25 July 2017. Philip Sherratt

BARHALE IS to build a new eastern entrance at Birmingham Snow Hill station.

The entrance will provide improved access for passengers interchanging between rail services and the West Midlands Metro; direct access from the station is not currently possible to the adjacent Metro stop at St Chads. The project will see Barhale construct the entrance beneath the existing brick arch viaduct which is enclosed by a reinforced concrete wall at the station’s eastern end.

Work on the new entrance is set to start in summer 2019, and it will link into the existing Livery Street entrance to the station. New ticketing, security and travel information facilities will be provided in the new entrance as well as wayfinding signage between the entrance and the St Chads Metro stop. The new entrance is expected to be in operation in late 2019.