Birmingham New Street

Birmingham New Street station
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West Midlands
B2 4QA

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Birmingham New Street Station

Standing in the bustling city centre of Birmingham directly opposite the famous Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham New Street station places you in the centre of a vibrant metropolis of culture, nightlife and entertainment.

Opened in 1854, the original Birmingham New Street station boasted a single-span arched roof which, at the time of its completion was the largest one in the world. It retaining this status until St Pancras station opening in 1868. Measuring 212 feet by 840 feet, it spanned over four platforms. The original station with its expansive roof was designed by Edward Alfred Cowper and constructed by Messrs. Fox, Handerson & Co, the same company that build the Crystal Palace and Paddington station. 

Birmingham New Street station was rebuilt in the 1960s, before being redeveloped in the 2010s to accommodate the huge numbers passing through every day. Today it’s the fifth busiest railway station in the UK and the busiest outside of London.

Managed by Network Rail, Birmingham New Street station is also served by Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and West Midlands Trains. It has twelve through platforms divided into two: A and B ends, plus an extra bay on platform 4 called 4C. Facilities at the station include baby changing, left luggage, toilets, cash machines, photo booths and water fountains. It has step-free access, accessible toilets, and available wheelchairs should you need them. There is also public WiFi. 

There are two car parks five minute’s walk away from Birmingham New Street station, and a drop off zone for cars and taxis outside the station. Cyclists can park their bikes in an undercover area, or in the secure Cycle Pods. Buses stop nearby.

Birmingham New Street station has excellent transport links to the rest of Great Britain. From this station, you can catch a train to Birmingham New Street, Bristol, Cardiff, parts of Cornwall, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, multiple London stations, Manchester Piccadilly and Plymouth.

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