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Aug 03, 2015
Your chance to volunteer to be a Birmingham New Street Ambassador.

Jun 29, 2015
The Birmingham New Street project has won a Major Project award at the Railway Industry Innovation Awards on Friday 26 June 2015.

About the development





Over 170,000 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 much better experience for visitors. But passengers will be in for even more of a treat when the new transformed station opens its doors in September 2015.  It will be bigger, better, brighter and lighter and give a fantastic first impression of the city.

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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