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Snow Hill is the northernmost of Birmingham's three city-centre stations, located around the corner from Birmingham Cathedral and a few blocks from the west side of Birmingham University's main campus. Once a much grander station, for decades it competed directly with New Street, only losing the battle when the main line into New Street was electrified. Snow Hill was closed in 1972, but revived less than ten years later, and got a new building in 1987. Today most of its services are local ones on the Snow Hill Lines, serving cities and commuter towns to the south of Birmingham: Worcester, Kidderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon and Solihull are its major destinations, with hourly services onward to London Marylebone. Sadly Snow Hill's ornate 1912 building was demolished in the 1970s, but a few period touches remain: look out for an old entrance on Livery Street, and - most unusual - a blink-and-you'll-miss-it memorial to an old station cat. It's a colourful square tile near the ticket barriers.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Thursday open from 06:00:00 until 21:00:00
  • Friday open from 06:00:00 until 23:00:00
  • Saturday open from 07:00:00 until 23:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:00:00 until 20:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Lift access to all platforms. Step free route via Metro and Platform 3 via 2 short ramps and pedestrian level crossing. Escalator available to each island platform.
Toilets notesThe Ladies toilets are located in the Waiting Room on Platform 3 and also on Platform 2. The Gents toilets are located on Platform 2 and Platform 3. The National key toilets are located on Platform 1 and 3; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. The RADAR key is available from station staff upon request. The toilet facilities are only available from the first to last service.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
If you need Assistance from station staff, Please contact West Midlands Railway Passenger Assist team on: 0800 0248998 We recommend booking Assistance 24 hours before your journey, (you can book further in advance if you wish). If you do not book Assistance we will always try and assist as soon as staff are available.
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Contact Centre team on: 0333 311 0039. Who are open during the following times: Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 19:00 Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00 Bank Holidays: 08:00 - 16:00 except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. **Birmingham SnowHillis accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameBirmingham Snow Hill (Council Managed)
Carpark operatorLocal Council
Car parking spaces800
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Birmingham Snow Hill station has a taxi rank along Colmore Row, but not outside the station. Advance booking is recommended. Consider the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
Snow Hill's main entrance is on a pedestrianised plaza off Colmore Row. Immediately to the right are stairs and a lift to the tram platforms, but for rail services, proceed into the main concourse, where there are several ticket desks and ticket machines. You can also reach the concourse step-free from the Livery Road car park. Beyond the ticket barriers, lifts and escalators lead down to the platforms, which all have waiting rooms and toilet facilities.

Departures and arrivals from Birmingham Snow Hill

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Birmingham Snow Hill station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains06:071On time
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains06:113On time
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains06:222On time
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains06:353On time
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains06:371On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Whitlocks EndWest Midlands Trains06:061On time
from Whitlocks EndWest Midlands Trains06:333On time
from Whitlocks EndWest Midlands Trains06:351On time
from Whitlocks EndWest Midlands Trains06:542On time
from Whitlocks EndWest Midlands Trains07:001On time
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