Stoke-on-Trent railway station revamp to start on 20 May

Stoke-on-Trent railway station Stoke-on-Trent railway station

Stoke-on-Trent railway station is set to be revamped and made more pedestrian-friendly this summer. 

From 20 May, major work will be carried out on the layout of Winton Square, which the station faces. A bus gate is set to be installed and the Josiah Wedgwood statue is to be relocated. There are also plans to replace the current drainage system. 

This will not disrupt travel and normal rail services will be maintained. However, Station Road will be closed for 6 weeks from 27 June. 

Station Road is set to be realigned and reduced in width. This is to provide room for parking spaces and new high-capacity bus stops and shelters. New benches will also be added. 

It is hoped that this revamp will block through traffic and reduce congestion. This will make the front of the station safer for both pedestrians and cyclists. 

Additionally, a new drainage system will be installed around the station. This will further improve safety by reducing the risk of flooding. 

The Grade II listed Josiah Wedgwood statue is set to be relocated to a more prominent position. This is a significant landmark and the council hopes that the move will bring more attention to it. 

This £9m revamp was approved by Stoke-on-Trent city council in February 2024. Funding for the project comes from the Department for Transport’s £29m Transforming Cities Fund programme. 

The council believe that the revamp will encourage more travel, boost tourism, and enhance the city’s appeal.

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