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29.04.13

New Street opens to the public

The first half of the new Birmingham New Street station has opened to passengers, as work switches over onto the revamp of the old concourse.

Volunteers from Network Rail and TOCs are on hand for the first week to help passengers find their way around.

Dyan Crowther, Network Rail route managing director, said: “Birmingham New Street is the busiest interchange station on Britain’s rail network and with this new concourse it’s finally getting the facilities that it needs and deserves.

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“We are delighted to welcome passengers into their new station. It’s bigger and brighter with much better access to all platforms, making getting around the station easier for everyone.”

The entire project will be complete in 2015.

For more on the New Street switchover, see the April/May edition of RTM.

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