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The original New Street opened in 1854. At the time the iron and glass roof was the largest of its kind in the world, but bombing in the Second World War caused extensive damage, and the station was eventually demolished in 1964. The second New Street station opened three years later, coinciding with the electrification of the West Coast Main Line. Today it is the largest of Birmingham's three main stations and has benefited from a £550 million redevelopment, giving this major West Midlands hub the modern facilities it deserves. The rest of Birmingham is thriving too. The 2003 Millennium Point science centre was the first of several new developments, including the award-winning Selfridges building (housed in the popular Bullring Shopping Centre) and the Brindleyplace project, which brought shops, bars, theatres, and galleries to a former industrial area near Birmingham Canal. All three developments are within a mile of the station.

Birmingham New Street acts as the main hub for CrossCountry, giving passengers the chance to switch trains to reach another part of the country, or by using another TOC to continue their journey. Avanti West Coast trains take passengers to Glasgow to Edinburgh in the north, or into London Euston, via Coventry. You can transfer to Birmingham International on both Transport for Wales (formerly Arriva Trains Wales) and London MidlandTravelling by CrossCountry takes commuters to all areas of the UK. You can reach as far as Dundee and Aberdeen in Scotland, Bristol Temple Meads and Penzance in the South West, Southampton on the south coast, and Cardiff and Swansea in Wales. 

Station details & facilities

The station has five entrances: one near the drop-off access road, another on Stephenson Street and another on Victoria Square. The other two are within the short stay car park. All 12 platforms have step-free access via lifts and are double-length, divided into A and B ends. Escalators and lifts from the concourse lead to the B end of each platform, so allow a little extra time if your train leaves from the A end.


Frequently asked questions

Is Birmingham New Street station open?

Birmingham New Street station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Birmingham New Street station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Birmingham New Street station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Birmingham New Street station.

Are there toilets in Birmingham New Street station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Birmingham New Street station.

Are dogs allowed in Birmingham New Street station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Birmingham New Street station, but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Birmingham New Street

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Birmingham New Street station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Cardiff CentralCrossCountry05:003BOn time
to Stansted AirportCrossCountry05:193AOn time
to Rugeley Trent ValleyWest Midlands Trains05:257AOn time
to London EustonAvanti West Coast05:301On time
to HolyheadAvanti West Coast05:305BOn time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WolverhamptonAvanti West Coast05:241On time
from WolverhamptonWest Midlands Trains05:571AOn time
from CoventryWest Midlands Trains06:014On time
from WolverhamptonAvanti West Coast06:041On time
from Four OaksWest Midlands Trains06:1012BOn time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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