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.Today's Moor Street station is a combination of the original station, opened in 1909 by the Great Western Railway as a terminus for local trains, and a newer Moor Street station with through platforms, a short distance from the original, which opened in 1987, replacing the original. The two were combined into one station in 2002, when the original was reopened and restored, and the newer station rebuilt in 1930s style.Moor Street has become more important in recent years; two of the original terminus platforms were reopened in 2010, and the station 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.HistoryEarlier history (1909-1987)At 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 from the south, did not have enough capacity to accommodate all of the traffic, and widening the tunnel was considered impractical. In order to solve the capacity problem therefore, Moor Street station was built at the opposite end of the tunnel to take terminating local trains from the south and relieve traffic.
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  • Only a few years ago Moor Street station was the poor relation to other stations, but now it has blossomed into a class of its own. It is so nice to see iron signs, shops and bars, original wooden fea...  more »
  • If you are ever in Birmingham its a must to see this beautiful old station, its like a scene out of a time in the past were architecture meant everything spotless and well kept and always a pleasure t...  more »
  • A beautiful small historic station within walking distance of the City Centre . It is decorated and suggests that is not been touched from its historic past, and looks well maintained. The trains link...  more »

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