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Jun 12, 2014
Work to clad the North West eye and the new John Lewis building is steaming ahead.

Jun 12, 2014
Young people from schools in Birmingham have been working with MAT, looking at the history of New Street Station. Now, at a special one-day event, they will present examples of their work on the concourse on 17 June, 10am-3pm.

About the development





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

View construction progress