NEW computer generated images showing how Dudley’s new £24 million bus and Metro interchange will look have been released.

The images have been released as council bosses revealed work could start on the new structure in the winter.

The interchange, which will connect Metro and bus journeys together for people visiting and travelling through the town, is set to replace the current bus station in the town centre.

Halesowen News: CGI of the new Dudley InterchangeCGI of the new Dudley Interchange (Image: Dudley Council)

The £450m Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension is set to offer rail connection for the town centre for the first time in decades.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said: "The current bus station in Dudley is one of the most well-used in the region, but is tired and no longer fit for purpose.

"These new pictures show what a transformation this new interchange will bring – a clean, attractive, modern new space to help people get around the borough and the region.

"We hope to see work start in the winter and it is a key part of our £1 billion regeneration programme to change the skyline of Dudley forever and make it a more attractive place to work, live, and visit."

Halesowen News: How the new Dudley Interchange will look when completeHow the new Dudley Interchange will look when complete (Image: Dudley Council)

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands and WMCA chairperson, added: "This Interchange will vastly improve public transport connections for town centre visitors and businesses – giving local people the more modern, convenient and environmentally friendly bus and tram facilities they deserve.

"This significant investment in public transport – the Metro is due to open next year – will improve services to Sandwell, Wolverhampton and Birmingham.

"Overall, the Interchange is very much supporting the wider regeneration of the town centre."

Temporary bus stops will be provided to maintain provision of services during the works which are to be funded largely through the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement - formerly the Transforming Cities Fund.