New Street - New Start
Grand Central Station Birmingham
Network Rail on 20 September has opened Birmingham New Street station after a five-year, £750m transformation. Boasting an iconic new atrium with approximately 8000 square meter NOWOFLON ET 6235 Z Film over a huge passenger concourse - five times the size of London Euston's - the station, which opens its doors to the public on Sunday 20 September 2015, has been rebuilt while trains continued to run as normal for the 170,000 passengers a day who use it.
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With brighter, de-cluttered platforms, improved entrances, a range of new facilities and an abundance of natural light over the new concourse, Birmingham New Street, one of Britain's busiest inter-change stations, is also a retail destination in its own right. The new station features 43 shops at concourse level and above it sits the new Grand Central shopping complex, including one of the UK's largest John Lewis department stores. The 450,000 sq ft shopping destination, which will has opened its doors today, will create more than 1,000 jobs and is expected to attract more than 50 million visitors a year.