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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: None
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 06:00 - 21:00
Friday 06:00 - 23:00
Saturday 07:00 - 23:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that staff help is only available when the ticket office is open.

To ensure that we provide the best service possible we recommend that customers who require assistance book with us and provide at least 1 working day's notice. We will always aim to assist customers whether they have booked assistance or not. Booking assistance gives you the extra reassurance that your needs will be met.

Customer Service notes

We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.

**Birmingham SnowÿHillÿis accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 06:00 - 23:30
Sunday 09:00 - 21:00
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameBirmingham Snow Hill (Council Managed)
Carpark operatorLocal Council
Car parking spaces800
Carpark charges
Annual£3003.00
Daily£10.80
Off-peak£3.00
Per Hour£1 for 1 hour, £2.10 for 2 hours, £3 for 3 hours, £4.10 for 4 hours, £6.20 for 6 hours
Six Monthly£1683.00
Three Monthly£851.00
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes<p>The nearest station with cycle storage is Birmingham Moor Street.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

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.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

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.
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