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Final public exhibition to find out what's happening at Birmingham New Street station is on 27 April 2013.

26 April 2013

The final public exhibition to let people know about the changes to the way the station will operate, will take place on Saturday 27 April 2013 until 19:00 on the old station concourse.


The first half of the new concourse and three new entrances will open on 28 April 2013, with cars using a new entrance off Hill Street. This will allow the old station and all of its existing entrances to close for redevelopment.

The switchover will see the first major changes at New Street in over 40 years and marks a major milestone in the redevelopment of the station, which started in 2010.

The changes

The main changes on 28 April 2013 include:

  • The existing vehicle and pedestrian entrance outside the front of the station on Smallbrook Queensway will close, with vehicle access moving across to a new drop off area and short stay car park located off Hill Street
  • Passengers travelling from Moor Street station and pedestrians on Smallbrook Queensway will be able to access the new concourse via the new Moor Street link pedestrian walkway which links the east side of the station to the new entrance on Stephenson Street
  • Passengers can still access the station from Pallasades and Bullring through a new set of escalators which link the shopping centre above down to the new concourse
  • The Victoria Square entrance on Navigation Street will close as new entrances will open onto Stephenson Street and Hill Street
  • The station taxi rank will temporarily move to Navigation Street

Once the new station opens Network Rail and Birmingham City Council staff will be on hand to help people find their way around the new concourse.

Find out more

The station will remain open throughout the redevelopment which will complete in 2015 - find out more about the redevelopment.