Birmingham International and Wolverhampton train stations could be in line for major facelifts as part of a national Network Rail scheme.
However, the £4 billion scheme does not include Birmingham New Street which is currently the subject of development work trying to find a private developer to help bridge a funding gap in the £350 million project.
The NR plan, announced yesterday, predictably centred on major development at three famous London termini.
NR wants to develop Euston, Victoria and Waterloo stations in conjunction with private partners. The company has also identified 50 larger regional stations, many of them Victorian structures, as needing upgrades.
Last night, a NR spokesman told The Birmingham Pos t that Birmingham International - near Birmingham International Airport and the NEC complex - and Wolverhampton stations were being considered.
For hundreds of smaller stations, NR plans to bundle sites together into clusters and offer them as attractive packages to single developers.
The station plan follows p r e v i o u s l y - a n n o u n c e d improvements for King's Cross and Paddington stations in London.
NR sees Euston, Victoria and Waterloo as prime development sites where there would be "huge scope for development opportunities, whether retail, offices or even residential".
NR chief executive John Armitt said: "With punctuality improving and new trains on much of the network, public perception of the railway is rising all the time. Stations are the 'shop window' of the railway and are next in line for investment and modernisation.
"Our plans may well be ambitious, but they fuse imagination with reality in order to leverage additional private capital into improving our assets. This will result in upgraded facilities that passengers rightly demand.
"With the greatest number of people using the railways in four decades, public expectation of first-class facilities at stations is increasing. Our schemes aim to achieve just that."
NR owns Birmingham New Street but has been unable to afford the redevelopment bill for the tired 1970s station on its own.
A Birmingham City Council-led taskforce was set up, including the Department for Transport, Centro and regional development agency Advantage West Midlands to bring forward plans to increase the space for passengers at the station which is currently operating over capacity.
A £350 million scheme is currently being worked up towards seeking planning permission in the new year.
However, local concerns remain that a private developer and more Government funds are required to pay for the project, which has been on the table for over three years and follows a number of other aborted attempts to renovate the station since the 1980s.