PASSENGERS in Bromsgrove are being reminded of important changes to the ticket office at Longbridge station as part of the second phase of its £1.7 million revamp.

The old booking office is being replaced with a ticket counter, the aim being to make the station more user-friendly.

There will also be a new accessible toilet, improved ventilation in the booking office, re-plastering and a new floor throughout the station building.

While the work is being carried out between March 8 and 31 the ticket office will be closed.

During the closure, West Midlands Railway is reminding passengers they will still need to buy a valid ticket when travelling to and from Longbridge.

Those who would normally renew season tickets at the station are advised to do so online or visit the ticket office at a different station.

Brenda Lawrence, head of stations for West Midlands Railway, said: “The next phase of work at Longbridge is going to impact the ticket purchasing facilities available at the station, so we are advising passengers to plan in advance for these changes.

“Tickets can be purchased online through our website or app, or from the conductor on the train if there are no other options."

Network Rail is working closely with West Midlands Railway to ensure the station is open throughout the station redevelopment work, and train services will run as normal.

The work is being funded by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP and delivered by Network Rail.