|Birmingham New Street|
|Place||New Street, Birmingham|
|Local authority||City of Birmingham|
|Managed by||Network Rail|
|Platforms in use||13|
|Live departures and station information from National Rail|
|Annual Rail Passenger Usage|
|2004/05 *||16. New Street is a Street in central Birmingham, England ( It is one of the city's principal thoroughfares and shopping streets Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Network Rail is a British "not for dividend" Company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited a company limited 243 million|
|2005/06 *||17. 303 million|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|1964||Queen's Hotel closed and demolished|
|1964||Power signal box built|
|National Rail - UK railway stations|
|* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Birmingham New Street from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. In the United Kingdom, Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs are local government bodies which are responsible for Public transport within large urban areas The West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (WMPTE sometimes known as Centro, is a local government organisation ( Passenger Transport Executive) responsible National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC |} See also List of heritage railway stations See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of closed railway stations in Britain List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom Closed Stations Yealmpton See also List of heritage railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Railways in the West Midlands conurbation|
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New Street is Birmingham's main railway station, and is a major hub of the British railway system. The United Kingdom consists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and previously consisted of Great Britain and the whole of Ireland. Due to its central location, railway lines from all over Great Britain run into it including lines to London, Liverpool, Manchester, Scotland, Cardiff, North Wales, Bristol, Penzance, Nottingham, Leicester, Shrewsbury and Newcastle upon Tyne. "Railroad" and "Railway" both redirect here For other uses see Railroad (disambiguation. See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Cardiff ( 'kɑːdɪf) is the Capital and the largest city and county in Wales. North Wales (Gogledd Cymru is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales and to the east by England. Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London Penzance (Pensans also Penzans, IPA: /pɛnˈzæns/ is a town Civil parish, and Port in the Penwith district of Cornwall Nottingham ( is a city in the Ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire, England. Leicester (ˈlɛstə is the largest city and Unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and is the traditional Shrewsbury ( /ˈʃruːzbri/ or /ˈʃroʊzbri/ is the County town of Shropshire, in the West Midlands region of England Newcastle upon Tyne ( (often shortened to Newcastle) is a city and Metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, England
The station is also a terminus for many local services from throughout the West Midlands conurbation, including the local Cross-City Line, serving Lichfield, Redditch and stations in between. The West Midlands conurbation is the name given to the large Conurbation that includes the cities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton and the large towns of The Cross-City Line is a Suburban Railway line in the West Midlands region of England. Lichfield is a city and Civil parish in Staffordshire, England. Redditch is a Town and local government district in north-east Worcestershire, England. Direct trains run to more stations from New Street than from any other station on the British railway network.
Over 35 million people pass through New Street station every year, of whom 87% are passengers, making it the busiest major station in the United Kingdom outside London for estimated footfall and the third busiest outside London by ticket sales.  It is one of 17 British railway stations managed by Network Rail. Network Rail is a British "not for dividend" Company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited a company limited
New Street is not popular with its users with a customer satisfaction rate of only 52% - the joint lowest of any Network Rail major station.  A proposal to redevelop the station in the £550m scheme named Gateway Plus was given the full funding by the British Government in February 2008 and new designs are being produced. The Gateway Plus (previously known as Birmingham Gateway) project is a redevelopment scheme to regenerate Birmingham New Street Station and the Pallasades Shopping 
New Street station was constructed as a joint station by the London and North Western Railway and the Midland Railway between 1846 and 1854 to replace several earlier unconnected rail termini, the most notable being Curzon Street. The London and North Western Railway (LNWR L&NWR was a Railway company of the United Kingdom which existed between 1846 and 1922 The Midland Railway (MR was a Railway company in the United Kingdom, which existed from 1844 to 1922 when it became part of the London Midland and Scottish For the game see 1846 (board game. Year 1846 ( MDCCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display Year 1854 ( MDCCCLIV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Curzon Street Station was a Railway station in Birmingham in the 19th century and is the world's oldest surviving piece of monumental railway architecture It was formally opened on June 1, 1854 however it had been in use for two years before this. The Queen's Hotel was opened in the same year and its telegraphic address became "Besthotel Birmingham".
The station was constructed by Messrs. Fox, Henderson & Co. . When completed, it had the largest iron and glass roof in the world, spanning a length of 212 feet (65 m). A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International By the end of 19th century, it had become one of the busiest railway stations in the country. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar
Because it was constructed by two companies, the original New Street Station was effectively two stations built side-by-side. Each company had one half, with a road, Queen's Drive, between them. This led to an inconvenient track layout which restricted capacity. In 1923, the two companies, with others, were grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS). The Railways Act of 1921, also known as the Grouping Act, was an enactment by the British government of David Lloyd George intended to stem the losses being London Midland for the new (2007 railway company The London Midland and Scottish Railway ( LMS) was a British Railway company
The station was completely re-built by the nationalised British Railways in the mid 1960s, when the West Coast Main Line was modernised and electrified. See also Rail transport in Great Britain, National Rail, Network Rail This article is about the defunct entity "British Railways" The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 The West Coast Main Line (WCML is a busy mixed-traffic railway route in the United Kingdom. Queen's Drive was lost in the rebuilding, but the name is now carried by a new driveway which serves the car park and a tower block, and is the access route for the station's taxis. A tower block, block of flats, or apartment block, is a multi-unit High-rise Apartment building. A taxicab, also taxi or cab, is a type of Public transport for a single passenger or small group of passengers typically for a non-shared ride The rebuilt station has the Pallasades Shopping Centre and an NCP car park above it. The Pallasades is a 1960s shopping centre located in Birmingham, UK. National Car Parks (NCP is the United Kingdom ’s largest private Car park operator with over 200000 spaces across more than 700 locations The station and the Pallasades are now somewhat integrated with the Bullring complex, connected by indoor walkways and escalators. The Bull Ring is a commercial area of Birmingham, England. It has been an important feature of Birmingham since the Middle Ages, when its market was first Next to the car park Stephenson Tower, a residential tower block was constructed. The Brutalist 1960s corrugated concrete architecture of New Street Signal Box (architects: Bicknell & Hamilton) is located to the side of the tracks connected to Navigation Street. The term Brutalist Architecture originates from the French Béton brut, or "raw concrete" a term used by Le Corbusier to describe The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 It is now a Grade II listed building. A listed building in the United Kingdom is a building or other structure officially designated as being of special architectural historical or cultural significance 
The station was designed to serve 650 trains and 60,000 passengers per day however is currently serving 1,350 trains and 120,000 passengers (double the number it was designed to take). Passenger usage of New Street has increased by 50% since 2000. Currently New Street handles about 80% of passengers travelling to, from or through Birmingham. 
There are currently three escalators providing access to the Pallasades Shopping Centre, and two lifts providing access to a subway running underneath the platforms. The subway has lifts for access to the 'A' end of all platforms. There are escalators from the concourse down to the 'B' end of each platform (with the exception of platforms 1 and 12).
All 12 main platforms (excluding platform 4c) at New Street have tracks that go straight through the station, as opposed to terminating with buffers like at many other large stations. This results in most platform changes, and access to the concourse, requiring use of the escalators, stairs, or lifts. The main platforms are also all long enough for two relatively short trains to stand at them.
New Street does not have automatic barriers that check tickets. Instead, station staff inspect tickets at peak times, while at off-peak times there is often no ticket checking.
In 1987, twelve different horse sculptures by Kevin Atherton, titled Iron Horse, were erected between New Street station and Wolverhampton. One stands on a platform at New Street. 
Birmingham New Street hosts a British Transport Police station. The British Transport Police ( BTP) (Heddlu Trafnidiaeth Prydeinig is a Special police force empowered to police those railways and light-rail systems in
The distinctive automated announcements are provided by voice artist Phil Sayer and delivered by a computerised service provided by Ditra Systems. Phil Sayer (born c 1953) is a British professional Voice artist. 
New Street is frequently derided as one of the most run down and unwelcoming of all the major stations on the British railway network. Although much of this can be blamed on the sub-surface nature of the station and the 1960s architecture, that it is built below the dated Pallasades shopping arcade also contributes to New Street's perceived negative ambience. In November 2003 the station was voted the second biggest "eyesore" in the UK by readers of Country Life magazine. November 2003: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - Country Life is a British weekly Magazine. It covers the pleasures and joys of Rural life as well as the concerns of rural people 
New Street was voted joint worst station for customer satisfaction with Liverpool Lime Street and East Croydon with only 52% satisfied with the national average being 60%. Liverpool Lime Street railway station on Lime Street is a mainline and underground Railway station serving the city centre of Liverpool, England East Croydon station is a railway station and tram stop in Croydon, 9 
A feasibility study worth £3. 9m into the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street Station, known as the Gateway Plus Project, was approved on 21 January 2005. The Gateway Plus (previously known as Birmingham Gateway) project is a redevelopment scheme to regenerate Birmingham New Street Station and the Pallasades Shopping Events 1189 - Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade. A development scheme was launched in 2006  and the new New Street, pending planning approval, will be built and operational by 2013. 2013 ( MMXIII) will be a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.
An alternative to the 'regeneration' of New Street has been put forward by Arup. Dubbed Grand Central station, the proposal claims to increase train capacity and other problems which cannot be tackled by the regeneration of New Street. The new station is proposed to be built in the Eastside of Birmingham. 
The tracks at the eastern end of Birmingham New Street station
Birmingham New Street Signal Box
Sculpture by Kevin Atherton, Iron Horse, 1987
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Birmingham - Chester/Aberystwyth
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Birmingham - Stansted Airport
Bournemouth - Edinburgh
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Brighton - Edinburgh
Cardiff - Nottingham
Plymouth - Edinburgh
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