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Birmingham New Street station

Birmingham New Street station is a major railway station located in the centre of the city of Birmingham, England. The other main railway station in Birmingham is Snow Hill Station

New Street Station is Birmingham's most important railway station, and is a major hub of the British railway system. Due to its central location, railway lines from all over the United Kingdom run into it including railway lines to: London, Manchester, Scotland, Wales, Bristol, Nottingham, Leicester, Shrewsbury. The station is also a terminus for many local train services from throughout the West Midlands conurbation. Direct trains run to more stations from New Street than from any other station on the British railway network. 31 million people pass through New Street station every year.

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 station was completely re-built in the mid 1960s, when the West Coast Mainline which serves the station was electrified. The rebuilt station has a shopping centre above it and is thus dark, enclosed (except at the far ends) and widely disliked.

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