Galliford Try has been announced as the preferred contractor for a £132 million project to build a new station in Wolverhampton.
The existing station will be demolished and rebuilt under plans approved in November last year. The new modern station will include a link to the Midland Metro tram network, for which enabling works have already started.
The new station, which will feature a larger concourse and improved access, is due to open in 2019.
City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, Councillor John Reynolds, said: “2017 is set to be a big year for the Interchange project.
“Enabling works are starting on the railway station building and the people of Wolverhampton can look forward to seeing the emergence of a station befitting of their city.
“There is £3.7 billion of investment currently on site or in the pipeline across Wolverhampton.
“As part of this regeneration it is crucial visitors to our city get the best first impression possible and their travel experience is enhanced – this new state-of-the-art station will deliver that.”