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Exhibition reveals Birmingham New Street station plans

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People using Birmingham New Street can find out more about the ongoing multi-million pound revamp of the station, because of an exhibition on display in the main concourse.

It's around six months until the existing station entrances close and the first half of the new concourse opens to the public.

The major changes are the first in more than 40 years.

Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: "The refurbished Birmingham New Street station will provide a much improved transport interchange for the 140,000 passengers who use it every day and these changes are designed to keep passengers and trains moving while this major work goes ahead. This is a vital project for the city, stimulating economic growth and regeneration and, in the newly-named Grand Central, it will provide one of the best-connected retail spaces in the country."

Around 1000 construction workers are currently on site at New Street.

What changes to expect:

  • When the first half of the new concourse opens, there will be a bigger and improved ticket office, plus improved access to every platform.
  • Navigation Street footbridge at the west end of the station will close to passengers temporarily as new entrances will open onto Stephenson Street and Hill Street.
  • There will be new escalators up to the Pallasades shopping centre to replace the existing ones.
  • All vehicle traffic will move from Smallbrook Queensway on the east side of the station across to Hill Street with the taxi rank temporarily moving to Navigation Street.
Plans showing multi-million pound revamp of the station

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