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Redeveloped Grand Central Birmingham, New Street Railway Station, central hub of UK rail network, West Midlands, England, B2 4QA

Redeveloped Grand Central Birmingham, New Street Railway Station, central hub of UK rail network, West Midlands, England, B2 4QA Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2AAT2XR

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138.4 MB (4.5 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

9192 x 5261 px | 77.8 x 44.5 cm | 30.6 x 17.5 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

19 October 2019

Location:

New Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, B2 4QA

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The Gateway Plus (previously known as Birmingham Gateway) project was a redevelopment scheme that regenerated Birmingham New Street railway station and the Pallasades Shopping Centre above it in Birmingham, England. It finished in September 2015. The project aimed to enhance the station to cope with increased passenger numbers as well as expected future growth in traffic, but did not alter the train capacity of the station. In 2008, the station handled passenger numbers far in excess of the capacity of its existing design. The current station and Pallasades shopping centre were completed in 1967 and have become the subject of criticism for the congestion of the station and shabbiness of the shopping centre and parts of the station. It is part of the Big City Plan. Birmingham New Street is the largest and busiest of the three main railway stations in the Birmingham City Centre, England. It is a central hub of the British railway system. It is a major destination for Avanti West Coast services from London Euston, Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley via the West Coast Main Line, and the national hub of the CrossCountry network – the most extensive in Britain, with long-distance trains serving destinations from Aberdeen to Penzance. It is also a major hub for local and suburban services within the West Midlands, including those on the Cross City Line between Lichfield Trent Valley, Redditch, and Bromsgrove, and the Chase Line to Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley. The station is named after New Street, which runs parallel to the station, although the station has never had a direct entrance to New Street except via the Grand Central shopping centre. Historically the main entrance to the station was on Stephenson Street, just off New Street. Today the station has entrances on Stephenson Street, Smallbrook Queensway, Hill Street and Navigation Street

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