Over 140,000 passengers use New Street every day, more than double the number it was designed to cater for.
Most agree the station is dark, unwelcoming and overcrowded with poor access for passengers – the great news is a transformation is well underway into the kind of station that the people of Birmingham will be proud of.
New Street facts:
- New Street is the busiest station outside London and the busiest interchange station in the UK with a train leaving the station every 37 seconds.
- 1000 workers are currently on site, working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- The imminent completion of the first half of the new station will see a total of 36 new escalators and 15 new lifts – reaching every platform.