The UK’s second city has been working on the redevelopment of its train station for the past five years, and it has now been reopened to the public following its completion.
The £750million project in Birmingham included removing 20,000 tonnes of concrete and constructing the new and improved station whilst trains continued to run as normal.
Five times the size of London Euston’s, the atrium is bright and spacious, and the station itself features newly de-cluttered platforms and improved access and facilities.
Network Rail Chief Executive, Mark Carne commented on the transformation saying, “rebuilding one of the busiest stations in the country without impacting on passengers’ journeys has been a major challenge but I am extremely proud to say that Network Rail and our partners have done just that.”
The project was completed whilst still maintaining a regular train service, carrying an impressive 170,000 passengers a day.