When a steam locomotive from Birmingham Railway Museum pulled out of Birmingham Moor Street in September 1987, it marked the end of the original 1914 station's life. After many changes over the years, the station was to be rebuilt at the southern end of the Snow Hill tunnel, ready, once again, to serve local and fast trains to the south of Britain's second city.
In 2010, to accommodate ever-increasing numbers of arrivals, the 1980s station and the dilapidated 1914 buildings were married to create a superb 1930's-style hybrid. With replica canopies, lamps, clocks and seating, the award-winning building is something of a treat for the six million passengers who pass through it every year. The station's key services today are Chiltern Railways trains to and from London Marylebone, and London Midland ones to the affluent suburbs south of Birmingham. Its location in the city is hard to beat too, especially for shoppers - the East Mall side of the extremely popular Bullring centre is right across the road.