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Trains to Birmingham New Street

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. Virgin Trains take passengers to Glasgow to Edinburgh in the north, or into London Euston, via Coventry. You can transfer to Birmingham International on both 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.

05:26

Birmingham New Street

Virgin Trains

Plat. 1

On time

05:43

Birmingham New Street

Virgin Trains

Plat. 1

On time

05:29

London Euston

Virgin Trains

Plat. 1

On time

05:30

Holyhead

Virgin Trains

Plat. 11B

On time

05:33

Walsall

West Midlands Trains

Plat. 7A

On time

05:37

Cardiff Central

CrossCountry

Plat. 10A

On time

05:45

London Euston

Virgin Trains

Plat. 5

On time

05:50

Leicester

CrossCountry

Plat. 10B

On time

05:50

London Euston

Virgin Trains

Plat. 1

On time

05:53

London Euston

West Midlands Trains

Plat. 7A

On time

05:53

Longbridge

West Midlands Trains

Plat. 12B

On time

05:57

Manchester Piccadilly

CrossCountry

Plat. 4B

On time

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