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Birmingham New Street Station - Articles and news items

Passenger satisfaction continues to improve at Birmingham New Street station

Rail industry news / 1 July 2016 /

Figures from the latest UK National Rail Passenger Survey reveal passenger satisfaction continues to increase at Birmingham New Street station following a £750m redevelopment.

£750m Birmingham New Street opens to public

Rail industry news / 21 September 2015 /

After five years and at a cost of £750 million, Birmingham New Street station opened its doors to the public on Sunday 20 September 2015.

Birmingham New Street retail space doubles as completion nears

Rail industry news / 15 September 2015 /

Network Rail confirms a further 18 retailers ahead of Birmingham New Street station’s grand opening on Sunday 20 September 2015.

Birmingham New Street exhibition and 3D fly-through revealed

Rail industry news / 26 August 2015 /

Rail passengers can get a unique glimpse inside the redeveloped Birmingham New Street station thanks to a new exhibition and 3D fly-through…

Moving towards the opening of Birmingham New Street station

Issue 4 2015 / 6 August 2015 /

After five years of engineering and building works, the finished product is now in sight at Birmingham New Street Station. In an article for European Railway Review, Chris Montgomery, Network Rail’s Project Director for the Birmingham New Street project, details what the new station will mean for its passengers, and the city as a whole…

Birmingham New Street station installs media eye advertising screens

Rail industry news / 10 April 2015 /

State-of-the-art advertising screens are the latest addition to the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station.

Birmingham New Street station is on track for September 2015 opening

Rail industry news / 8 January 2015 /

Birmingham’s landmark new station will open in 2015 providing a modern and fitting gateway to the city…

Rebuilding for a proper gateway

Issue 6 2013 / 4 December 2013 /

When the last round of redevelopment work began at Birmingham New Street in the 1960s, England were on the verge of winning the World Cup and rail travel was forecast to decline. Since then rail travel has enjoyed rather more success than the England football team and the station handles double the number of passengers it was designed for – 140,000 per day at the last count. Such was the overcrowding that four years ago Network Rail and its delivery partner Mace began to rebuild1 the station into a proper gateway for the City of Birmingham.

Network Rail Project Director Chris Montgomery said: “The New Street revamp is one of the most complex construction projects in Europe, as not only are we redeveloping a 1967 structure, we are also undertaking major construction and demolition over a live operating railway, without impacting any rail services or disrupting passengers as a result of our works.”

And in April 2013, passengers saw the first major change to the station’s operations, as the old concourse was shut and half of the planned new concourse area was brought into use.

Birmingham welcomes its new New Street station

Rail industry news / 29 April 2013 /

More than three years in the making, the first half of the new concourse at Birmingham New Street station has opened…

The first half of the new concourse at Birmingham New Street station will open on 28 April 2013

Rail industry news / 18 March 2013 /

The switchover will see the first major changes at New Street in over 40 years…