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New Street exhibition under way

Model on display
A model has gone on display at the station for three days

A public exhibition showcasing plans to transform New Street station in Birmingham city centre is taking place.

People can ask questions about the £600m New Street Gateway Project at the station until Saturday.

A new concourse next to the station is expected to open in 2012 when the old concourse will be redeveloped. The scheme is due to be completed in 2015.

A model showing designs went on display at the station. Members of the public can give their views until 23 October.

'Dreams and plans'

Birmingham City Council leader Mike Whitby said: "We'll collate all those comments and they'll be fed onto the architects - so they can genuinely affect the final design."

Richard Kirkman, from Network Rail, said he was "delighted" to see the model on display.

He said: "It brings to life all the dreams and plans of the last few years.

"We hope as many people as possible will come to see it over the next couple of days."

Network Rail said "extensive consultation" had helped refine the design since it joined forces with the council, regional development agency Advantage West Midlands and transport authority Centro to find the best solution for New Street.

People can ask questions in person at the exhibition until Saturday and can also provide comments online or by post.

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