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Oct 21, 2014
We apologise for the water which is getting onto the new concourse. Whilst the newly completed atrium is water tight, the 1960s roof structure surrounding it is still being worked on.

Oct 01, 2014
On Tuesday 31 September 50 Birmingham New Street apprentices gathered to greet the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Secretary of State for Transport.

About the development

 

 

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Over 140,000 passengers use New Street every day, more than double the number it was designed to accommodate.

Before the project started the station was dark, unwelcoming and overcrowded with poor access for passengers. The first section of the new station opened in April 2013 and it provides a fantastic experience for visitors.  It is brighter and lighter and gives a great first impression of the city. But we're only half way through our work to completely transform New Street.

We're creating the kind of station passengers deserve: one that the people of Birmingham can be really proud of.

 

New Street facts

  • New Street is the busiest station outside London and the busiest interchange station in the UK with a train leaving the station every 37 seconds.
  • 1000 workers are currently on site, working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The first half of the new station was completed in April 2013 and once the project is finished in 2015 there will be 36 new escalators and 15 new lifts - reaching every platform.

 

Construction Progress

We're redeveloping the station in the heart of Birmingham's city centre and to date the project team has successfully completed several major elements of work without cancelling a single train service. 

 

 Navigation St bridge lift - Christmas 2011

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