Three major railway stations, New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill, serve the Birmingham city centre. The heart of the UK rail network, Birmingham New Street links the city with all other major cities in Great Britain. Local destinations in Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands, along with London, are served by Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill stations.
Train stations in Birmingham
Located in the city centre, Birmingham New Street is a major hub of the British railway system. The main railway station serving the city, it has several long distance and cross country lines, including the Birmingham loop of the West Coast Main Line, the Cross Country Route, and the Birmingham to Peterborough Line.
Apart from those on the Cross City Line, which runs between Lichfield and Redditch, it is also a major hub of local and suburban services in the West Midlands. Completed in 1967, the station has a nine-storey office block, Pallasades Shopping Centre, car parking and escalators from the concourse down.
Housed in a Grade II listed old station building, Birmingham Moor Street railway station is served by local train lines through Shirley and Henley-in-Arden to Stratford-upon-Avon and to Leamington via Solihull. It is connected with Birmingham Snow Hill by a tunnel, which is located beneath Birmingham city centre. The station is decorated with Great Western style canopies, a footbridge, reproduction lamps, clock, seating and signage.
Birmingham Snow Hill, a railway station and tram stop in the centre of the city, is the terminus of the Midland Metro light rail line from Wolverhampton. Containing three platforms for National Rail trains, the station has a multi-storey car park, along with mosaic floors and waiting rooms.
In central Birmingham, there are two other railway stations, Five Ways in the south west and Jewellery Quarter in the north west of the city centre. Situated on the Redditch-Birmingham New Street-Lichfield Cross-City Line, Five Ways railway station serves Five Ways and Lee Bank. Functioning both as a railway station and tram stop, Jewellery Quarter station is situated in the Jewellery Quarter area.
Facilities available in the trains
Birmingham New Street railway station, a major hub of the British railway system, is also served by several long distance and cross country lines. These lines comprise the Birmingham loop of the West Coast Main Line, the Cross Country Route, and the Birmingham to Peterborough Line.
Apart from those on the Cross City Line, which runs between Lichfield and Redditch, it is also a major hub of local and suburban services in the West Midlands. This station is served by Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, London Midland and Arriva Trains Wales.
Birmingham Snow Hill has Long Distance Services, local services, and metro services. All these trains are run by the British railway system. Standard class and first class accommodation are available on all InterCity and Regional trains.
On the trains, travellers can also find complimentary or paid wireless internet service, one carriage with a fully disabled-accessible toilet and baby changing facilities, and walk-up buffet or shops.
Standard class accommodation is characterised by two seats on either side of the aisle with a variety of facing tables. Two seats and one seat on either side of the aisle, with a larger seat, more legroom, and an at-seat service of drinks, refreshments and a newspaper are offered for first class passengers.
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