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5 Transport Hubs Archtrove Finds In Birmingham

Birmingham is the second-largest city in England and located in the West Midlands region. Although it has multiple Industrial Revolution-era landmarks that speak to its 18th-century history as a manufacturing powerhouse. It’s also home to a network of canals. However, nowadays, people travel to Birmingham in different ways.

1) BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT

Birmingham Airport is an international airport flying to numerous destinations. It is located on the outskirts and serves the whole of the midlands, international.

2) BIRMINGHAM GRAND CENTRAL/ NEW STREET STATION

Grand Central is a shopping centre located above New Street railway station. Although the station has been around for a while, it has recently been revamped.

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3) BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION

Birmingham Coach Station is a major coach interchange in Digbeth

 

4) CURZON STREET RAILWAY STATION

Birmingham Curzon Street railway station is the planned High Speed 2 terminus station in the city centre of Birmingham. It was once a former railway station.

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5) MOOR ST STATION

Birmingham Moor Street is one of three main railway stations in the city centre of Birmingham, England.

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Posted in Birmingham, England

Grand Central Station, Birmingham

Grand Central Station, is a train station and shopping centre located in Birmingham. It opened in 2015 as a much-needed redevelopment of the previously dilapidated train station. The original centre was built in 1971 and known as The Pallasades. The centre has been redesigned with a glass atrium roof as the centrepiece and is home to numerous shops and restaurants, with the main store being John Lewis.

What Need to Know About ….. Grand Central Central, Birmingham

  • By reshaping Birmingham’s existing 1960s station, it increased its capacity to 52 million passengers per year.
  • The undulating stainless-steel cladding added around the old station is based on the distorted shapes seen from moving trains.
  • Warped reflections of the train tracks and surrounding plaza are created by building’s curving form and reflective cladding.
  • Large “eye-shaped” screens have been integrated into the facade to mark the four main entrances.
  • Inside, the station is split over two levels, with the station on the ground floor and retail on both. The lower floor
  • The new vaulted roof sits on the columns of the original station building to enclose a public concourse and two tiers of shopping, including an AZPML-designed John Lewis department store with a glazed facade.

Location of Grand Central Station 

Grand Central is located in the heart of Birmingham city centre directly above Birmingham New Street Station. If travelling by Car on the M6, take exit at Junction 6 and then follow the A38 into Birmingham City Centre, you will see signs for Grand Central.

Purpose of Grand Central Station

Located in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, making it place to not only eat, drink, travel and shop but a common meeting place.

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To find out more about Grand Central Station go on there website, click here.