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Moor Street Railway Station, Birmingham

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Birmingham Moor Street is one of three main railway stations in the city centre of Birmingham, England, along with Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill.Moor Street has become more important in recent years, as it is now the terminus of many Chiltern Railways services from London Marylebone, as well as being an important stop for local services on the Snow Hill Lines. It is now the second busiest railway station in Birmingham.HistoryEarly historyAt the turn of the 20th Century, suburban rail traffic into Birmingham was growing rapidly. The Great Western Railway greatly expanded their facilities in the city at that time to cope with the demands. Snow Hill station, their main station in Birmingham, was extensively rebuilt and expanded. However, the twin tracked Snow Hill tunnel, which ran underneath the city centre into Snow Hill, did not have enough capacity to accommodate all of the traffic, and widening the tunnel was considered impractical. Moor Street station therefore, was built at the opposite end of the tunnel to take terminating local trains from the south and relieve traffic.It was a terminus for local trains from Leamington Spa, and local trains from the North Warwickshire Line via Stratford-upon-Avon. It was opened with temporary buildings in July 1909, the permanent buildings were completed in 1914. The station was located to the western side of the entrance to Snow Hill tunnel, and had three terminal platforms, but the through tracks to Snow Hill running alongside were not provided with platforms. It was the last terminal station to be built in Birmingham, within easy walking distance of the very first at Curzon Street.
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  • Moor street Station is the old GWR station for Birmingham. The signage and the cafe are all in the Art Deco style. It is a little gem and well worth a visit  more »
  • Closest connecting station to New Street (about 5 minute walk) and all the Chiltern Line trains run through here with many starting from here. CafĂ©, florist and newsagent here and it's a nice looking ...  more »
  • I find the station much more eye catching than the New Street Station. I used to use this station daily and the trains were reliable from this station. Worth a visit for picture purposes  more »

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