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Birmingham Railways

Birmingham Moor Street Railway Station
Birmingham Moor Street Railway Station

Birmingham is a central hub for UK railways. Direct services operate from here to nearly every part of the country including London Euston, London Marylebone, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Scotland.

Birmingham has two main railway stations, Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street. New Street is the major station and most national services use this station including those to London Euston. Moor Street is a smaller, friendlier station and services include those to London Marylebone, Stratford upon Avon and Kidderminster. Journey time from London Marylebone to Birmingham is two hours and from London Euston to Birmingham is one and a half hours but is subject to delays and cancellation.

There are many local railway lines in the Birmingham area and there are plans to add more stations to the network. There is a regional integrated travel card called 'Network' which can be purchased for unlimited travel on trains and buses in the area all day.

The main points that lets the rail service in the area down are the cost of rail fares and the frequency of rail services during the day to local stations.

Area Rail Map

Birmingham Area Railways Map

We've included a map to show the main railway routes in the area. Click on the map to enlarge it in a new window.

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National Rail Journey Planner

08457 48 49 50
National Rail Journey Planner

This is the official journey planner for the UK's rail network. It also features 'Live Departures Boards' which are useful for finding out in advance if your train is running late or from which platform it will depart from. The website doesn't sell tickets but links to other sites that do.

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PlusBus

PlusBus

PlusBus is a cheap bus pass that you buy with your train ticket at any National Rail station ticket office or online. It gives you unlimited bus and tram travel (on participating operators services) around the whole urban area of town.

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Birmingham New Street Railway Station

Station Street, Birmingham. B2 4QA • 08457 48 49 50
Birmingham New Street Railway Station
Birmingham New Street Railway Station

The mainline railway station for Birmingham in the heart of the city centre. Direct services operate from here to nearly every part of the country including London Euston, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Scotland. Also many local train services in the area stop here.

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