Birmingham Moor Street station has been little altered since the day it opened in 1907 and as a result it is charming.
Particularly because much of the signage of the station has been restored to its original condition by a team of volunteers.
Birmingham Moor Street is also a relatively easy station to use, as it has a compact size for a city centre station and the modern facilities expected by contemporary travellers have been sympathetically provided without altering the station’s character.
Platforms (tracks) 2 – 4 have level access with the main concourse, but a footbridge connects the concourse to platform (track) 1, but elevators have been provided at each end of this bridge, so you don’t have to use the stairs.
Most of the train services to and from Birmingham use New Street station, but these are the principle services which typically arrive at and depart from Moor Street in each hour
(1) to Solihull – Warwick Parkway – Leamington Spa – Banbury – High Wycombe – London Marylebone
(2) to Solihull – Dorridge – Warwick – Warwick Parkway - Leamington Spa – Banbury – Bicester North – London Marylebone
(3) to Solihull – Dorridge - Lapworth – Hatton – Warwick – Leamington Spa
West Midlands Railway:
(1) 1 or 2 x local trains per hour to Stratford-upon-Avon
(2) up to 2 x trains per hour to Worcester* via Kidderminster – with some journeys continuing beyond Worcester to Great Malvern**
*faster hourly trains depart from New Street station
** more frequent trains depart from New Street station
Most trains to and from Moor Street also call at Snow Hill station, so it’s a good idea to work which of these two stations will suit your needs better before making a journey, as Snow Hill is on the opposite side of the city centre.
Birmingham’s main city centre station New Street is a 4 – 8 minute walk from Moor Street, though the easiest pedestrian route to follow is a tad grim.
If you tum left on exiting from the front of the station, over to the right you’ll see a road which tunnels under a large building – the Bull Ring shopping centre.
You need to head to the left hand pavement of this road, because on the other side of the tunnel, over to the right, is New Street station.
However the Birmingham tram, the Metro, links Snow Hill station to New Street, you can buy a city centre ticket from the conductor on board.
So if you would rather take the tram to New Street, remain on a train from the south until it arrives at Snow Hill station.
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