New Street Station revamp

People using Birmingham New Street Station this week can find out more about the multi-million pound revamp of the train station. An exhibition explaining the stages of the building work is on display.

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Workers in race against time to complete Birmingham New Street

Workers are frantically trying to complete the first section of Birmingham New Street station's upgrade in time for Sunday's opening to the public.

That's when work on the old concourse, which was built in the 1960s, will begin.

Former entrances will close and the new section of the station will open.

This marks the half way point in the construction work, which will be finished in 2015.

Video fly-through of finished New Street Station

This is a computer generated video showing what Birmingham New Street will look like when its redevelopment is complete.

This weekend the old entrances and concourse, which was built in the 1960s, will be closed, and the first half of the revamped station opened to the public.

The work being done by Network Rail includes the refurbishment of 12 platforms and a new open atrium space, which is due to be finished in 2015.

First pictures from inside Birmingham's 'new' New Street station

Workers putting the finishing touches to the concourse Credit: ITV Central
Light wells in the roof will enable platforms to be lit by daylight for the first time Credit: ITV Central
Still work to be done at the Stephenson Street entrance Credit: ITV Central
Departure and arrival boards at one of the new entrances Credit: ITV Central
On Sunday the workers will be replaced by thousands of passengers Credit: ITV Central

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Birmingham New Street regeneration in pictures

Departure boards in the new concourse Credit: Network Rail
How the concourse and ticket hall will look Credit: Network Rail
The triple height atrium in the concourse - space for the 140,000 passengers who use the station every day. Credit: Network Rail
Another interior view of the concourse Credit: Network Rail
A view of what the refurbished platforms - allowing natural light throughout the station Credit: Network Rail
The view of the entrance from Stephenson Street Credit: Network Rail
An exterior view of the John Lewis Department Store Credit: Network Rail
Exterior view of Birmingham New Street Station from Hill Street Credit: Network Rail

New entrance opens at New Street Station

The new concourse is opening at the weekend Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

A huge step in the transformation of Birmingham New Street Station takes places this weekend as the original entrances close and the brand new concourse opens on Sunday. The whole development, including a new John Lewis store will be finished in 2015.

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