About Birmingham New Street Station
Birmingham is the second largest city in England so it is not surprising that there are many stations located within the city. Birmingham New Street Station is the main station used in the city centre along with Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. Birmingham New Street Station was opened in 1846 in grand architectural style, winning a positive critical reception at the time owing to it's impressive size. The roof was destroyed during World War II, but the station remained in use with temporary canopies in place. The nearest other rail stations are Birmingham International, for Birmingham Airport, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill.
Birmingham New Street Station Infrastructure
Birmingham New Street Station is the largest and busiest in Birmingham, and is ranked eight busiest in the UK. It is also the busiest rail station outside of London, serving over 30 million passengers a year. The station offers regional services to other destinations in Birmingham, as well as national services largely to major cities such as London and Manchester. Virgin Trains operate from the station, as do London Midland, Cross Country and Arriva.
How to Get to Birmingham New Street Station
Very well connected to other major rail stations in cities across the UK, reaching Birmingham New Street Station by train is no problem particularly from London, Sheffield and even Aberdeen. There is also a coach station very nearby, and buses regularly serve the area. A car park has recently been demolished to make way for an extension, but there is parking availability at the Bull Ring Shopping Centre close by.
Birmingham New Street Station Services
There are a variety of food outlets inside Birmingham New Street Station, including both sandwich chains and fast food stands as well as a couple of pubs. There are plenty of shops inside the station ranging from a pharmacy to clothes shops. The station is also connected to the Pallasades shopping centre. There are toilets in the station, as well as cash machines and Bureaux De Change.