Birmingham New Street railway station

Birmingham New Street is the main station of the British city of Birmingham. It is located in the city center on the West Coast Main Line and is one of the most important hubs of the UK rail network. Due to its central location, trains from different parts of the country at this station. Its objectives include London, Liverpool, Manchester, Scotland, Cardiff, South Wales, Bristol, Penzance, Nottingham, Leicester, Shrewsbury and Newcastle upon Tyne. The station is also the final destination of several suburban lines in the West Midlands, for example, lead to Lichfield and Redditch.

More than 35 million people per year use the New Street Station. He is the busiest railway station in the UK outside London and one of the 17 stations that are operated by the infrastructure company Network Rail. Travelers will find the New Street Station uncomfortable, no other British Central Station is so underrated as this one. It is an investment of £ 550 million provided to renew it.


New Street was built from 1846 to 1854 as a joint station of the London and North Western Railway and the Midland Railway to several previously built, but to replace non-affiliated stations. The most famous is the Curzon Street Station.

The new station was formally opened on June 1, 1854, although the operation was recorded two years earlier. In the same year the Queen's Hotel was opened. New Street owned the then largest steel and glass roof of the world, it had a length of 65 meters. By the end of the 19th century, New Street became one of the busiest stations in the country. Since the train station by two railway companies had been established, it consisted of two adjacent parts; between was a road, the Queen 's Drive. This led to an impractical guide track, which increases the capacity reduced. 1923 both companies in the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS ) went on.

The state company British Rail left the station in the 1960s, completely rebuild, as the West Coast Main Line was modernized and electrified. The Queen 's Drive disappeared, above the purely functional new station building created a shopping center and a car park. There is a covered pedestrian connection to the Bullring shopping center. In addition to the parking lot of Stephenson Tower was built.

Other stations in the vicinity

In the city center of Birmingham are still in the Snow Hill train stations and the Moor Street Chiltern Railways, which are not directly connected to New Street, although the trains to Moor Street Station underground traverse directly to New Street.