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Birmingham New Street Railway Station (BHM)

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  • Mary C.
    "Amazing new station."(6 Tips)
    Stephen R.
    "Go up the escalator to Pallasades for food etc."(9 Tips)
    Becky D.
    "Be better on Saturday when improved access to the Bullring opens!"(5 Tips)
    Ben W.
    "When checking National Rail Enquiries website for this station"(4 Tips)
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  • Emily
    EmilySeptember 12
    Been here 10+ times
    Free toilets replace the old 30p ones
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Ken H.
    Ken HarrisMarch 7
    Been here 50+ times
    Avoid the Virgin staff on the ticket barriers, they don't have many manners
  • Little Scrapes
    Little ScrapesFebruary 24
    Been here 10+ times
    Brummies must think the only people coming and going from Birmingham New St are locals. Signage and way finding at station threshold to local area is woeful.
  • Lewis S.
    Lewis SmithJanuary 4
    If you have a ticket and miss your connecting train, and it's the last train, go to the customer reception and they will order you a taxi for free to your destination!
  • Ken H.
    Ken HarrisDecember 12, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are transferring trains, use the B side of the platform to save going through the ticket barriers twice
  • Tanh Tanh
    Tanh TanhNovember 4, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Various shop for quick meal & essential stuff.
  • Dominic F.
    Dominic FeeneyAugust 15, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of shops and places to eat here
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJuly 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Has improved significantly since the recent and extensive renovations.
  • Daniel
    DanielJuly 19, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure you know what platform you want before you get in, new layout is hard to navigate
  • Owen
    OwenApril 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The new building upstairs is nice and airy in contrast to the dark space downstairs full of diesel fumes
  • DM
    DMFebruary 26, 2016
    Amazing architecture, one the most beautiful railway stations in the UK
  • Chris H.
    Chris HinkleyFebruary 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    They in-horrible-ified it! :o
  • Heather S.
    Heather SNovember 24, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Bathroom is free now!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LeySeptember 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The eyes are watching you...
  • Katie D.
    Katie DunnMay 13, 2015
    No fuss fast flowing transport plenty of staff and escalators wide corridors feels safe :)
  • Katherine B.
    Katherine BridgesApril 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice variety of shops to pick from, so you can easily find some food that you like - but the shops are overpriced. Located very close to the main shopping centre too, which is very convenient.
  • George M.
    George MacDApril 9, 2015
    What a tip! Still the dark and dingy station it always was and really difficult to navigate.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthMarch 30, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Looks good now they've done it up, but it's confusing to find your way around now. Especially if you're only a semi regular visitor.
  • Hassan E.
    Hassan ElmiMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I like it. Much better than the London train stations in my opinion.
  • Paul U.
    Paul UnsworthMarch 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A lot better post refurbishment. A lot brighter. Used to be a dark hole
  • Matt S.
    Matt StylesDecember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy the soul-destroying Underground-like décor while being overground.
  • James
    JamesDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Not the best place for a hangover cure
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CrockerDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I used to know my way round this station but since the redecoration, I keep leaving from the wrong exit! There is a sign hanging from the ceiling for directions to Moor Street if you can spot it.
  • Mohammed M.
    Mohammed MohannaDecember 4, 2014
    The best station in birmingham, very huge
  • Ivan H.
    Ivan HernandezNovember 23, 2014
    I wish the public transport in my country was as efficient as here!
  • John B.
    John BarnhamNovember 16, 2014
    Busiest train station in the UK - nightmare
  • Jamie B.
    Jamie BullockNovember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is an alienating, claustrophobic, cynical, abomination with absolutely nothing to commend it
  • Vatra L.
    Vatra LionOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Looking a little better but still chaotic at times.
  • Bora D.
    Bora DemiralanSeptember 17, 2014
    Very close to a huge shopping area
  • Shallama W.
    Shallama WairimuAugust 25, 2014
    Big station with only one toilet... Disappointing...
  • Karl K.
    Karl Kemp-O'BrienAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Most of the platforms now have escalators. Sadly they still do a manual ticket check at the barrier. They should really have automatic machines.
  • Karl K.
    Karl Kemp-O'BrienAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The new New Street Station is gorgeous! Spacious and makes a massive improvement on the city centre. Now with better shopping too!
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AljumaAugust 11, 2014
    The renovation change the whole landscape of the station. You need a map now to get around.
  • Elliott B.
    Elliott BrownAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Book tickets online and collect from your local station (use booking reference). Cross Country trains seem busy. Looks like many people reserve seats! New Street being redeveloped until 2015!
  • Becky D.
    Becky DutneallAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Be better on Saturday when improved access to the Bullring opens!
  • Arjun T.
    Arjun TaheemMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try booking tickets after 9/10am a few days before. My ticket went from £50 to £20!
  • chris m.
    chris mMarch 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're looking for a cost effective sandwich just walk across the road from the main exit to Tesco.
  • John C.
    John Cabrini-DaleMarch 11, 2014
    Yuk! Dirty, ugly & disfunctional.....
  • Miikael T.
    Miikael TianMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try your luck, sometimes the other counters near Starbucks don't have checkers.
  • Giannicola B.
    Giannicola BonoraFebruary 10, 2014
    The new station has the same aseptic feel of Gatwick Airport South Terminal and the same Cornish Pastries shop!
  • Kirsty T.
    Kirsty ThorpeFebruary 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    However many times I come here, I still don't understand which she of stairs leads to which concorse!
  • Niall M.
    Niall MullenJanuary 27, 2014
    Sony forget there's more shops at the M&S end such as Starbucks and the Burrito place
  • Rich H.
    Rich HRJanuary 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you use The Trainline app on iOS then you can now download your tickets on selected routes - so no more queuing to print off your tickets!!
  • Rob P.
    Rob PearceJanuary 2, 2014
    Try the pasty shop. Pricey but nice :)
  • Dane C.
    Dane CobainDecember 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    4G, woohoo!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BrownDecember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is like a maze!! No likey
  • Paul P.
    Paul PotterDecember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Feel like having a quest? Try to find the gents.
  • Conor. @.
    Conor. @DrPepperPatientDecember 12, 2013
    The people here are morons who can't seem to grasp the basis instincts not to walk in you. You literally have to dive and weave inbetween people on the main floor.
  • Claire R.
    Claire RedmondDecember 7, 2013
    Lovely and new but doesn't stop the services been the worst I've ever seen. Shame on them
  • Frankie R.
    Frankie RobertoNovember 8, 2013
    Welcome to the worst train station in the UK.
  • Adam T.
    Adam TroshinOctober 13, 2013
    Avoid - horrible place
  • Mary C.
    Mary CollinOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing new station. Find the helpful Virgin team in their red jackets. Uber helpful ;-)
  • Stoph T.
    Stoph TurnbullSeptember 26, 2013
    Manic. Give yourself plenty of time if you're changing trains!
  • Rob J.
    Rob JacksonSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Horrible place, even with the improvements. You can't polish a turd.
  • Fiona L.
    Fiona LockyerAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Head to the Bullring for free toilets & range of cafes
  • Chris W.
    Chris WAugust 17, 2013
    Judging by the expression on fellow passengers faces, this is the place where hope comes to die
  • Karen B.
    Karen BurgessJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Love the new m and s store. Very spacious
  • Katie M.
    Katie MeehanJuly 12, 2013
    Extremely expensive for food at this station, try the tesco metro just around the corner. £3 for a bottle of coke! 😯
  • Iván F.
    Iván FaríasJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    15 mins. of free wi-fi offered by The Cloud.
  • Ursula C.
    Ursula CurwenJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go through the barrier to Marks and Spencer the food on the platform side is massively expensive
  • Pete R.
    Pete RoseJune 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Train doors close 30 seconds before the trains advertised departure time.
  • E N.
    E NgareMay 27, 2013
    Interactive screens, cool for a while until you realise there is no sanitizer next to it. Then it turns into a very BAAAADDD idea.
  • Adele P.
    Adele PullenMay 19, 2013
    Nearly got on the wrong train at the wrong time, which would have led to a fine. Your supposed to be a HELP desk. Grief.
  • chris p.
    chris parkerMay 19, 2013
    Train information is terrible, download the national rail app and use that to find your train and platform
  • Ross L.
    Ross LuckettMay 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Few teething problems with the new station... No information boards on a lot of the platforms... V irritating when you are looking for information
  • Dave M.
    Dave MassMay 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    UPDATE MAY 2013: Phase 1 of the new station is open. Pub gone! Brand New Exits. New lifts and escalators at end of B on EVERY platform except 1B which has stairs. Add 10 minutes incase u get lost!!
  • Abhilasha P.
    Abhilasha PunjApril 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Brand new station - looks great!
  • Marc R.
    Marc RichardsApril 29, 2013
    For those looking for bins in new street u won't find at this train station is like airport security no bins so bombs carnt be put into them....bins are outside train station its for our safety....
  • Shaun B.
    Shaun BaxterApril 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The new station is better then old one.
  • Ellis P.
    Ellis Palmer BabeApril 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The new New Street station is awesome!! Unfortunately, Network Rail are still dreadful!!
  • Alicia N.
    Alicia NApril 7, 2013
    There's both a budget and an upscale shopping center within walking distance, well worth the visit if you have some time to spare between trains.
  • Jon H.
    Jon HumphriesMarch 23, 2013
    If you go slowly on the stairs, the hundreds of people behind you also go slowly
  • Iván F.
    Iván FaríasMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Perfect for trainspotting.
  • Plamen K.
    Plamen KMarch 3, 2013
    Rather confusing for my laid-back personality
  • Mark H.
    Mark HMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The amount of times woman pay 30p to use the gents toilet and then want there money back when they realise they are at the wrong toilet.
  • Edward C.
    Edward CrowtherJanuary 26, 2013
    Know where your Phone, Wallet & Keys are at all times !!
  • Fahad .
    Fahad 🎮January 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Download National Rail on your device "iOS, Android or Blackberry" it is useful for train timings but ALWAYS check for the platform in the station.
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaDecember 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The people that walk through here are the most docile ever!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HinkleyDecember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Atrociously designed station
  • Helen W.
    Helen WhiteDecember 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    A total disaster zone! London Midlands trains are a total mess! Avoid this place unless absolutely necessary!
  • paul e.
    paul edwardsNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    NIGHTMARE to get out of, and no staff to help
  • Hannah I.
    Hannah IsherwoodNovember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Always have an alternative route... And use that instead of these trains. Always delayed or cancelled.
  • Ray W.
    Ray WilkesNovember 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Beggars belief the amount of Beggars allowed to Pester you for money. This should be stopped.
  • Tom
    TomOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The middles of busy platforms, stair ways and paths are NOT the place to check your bag/phone. Move to the side!!
  • Ray W.
    Ray WilkesOctober 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Thinks London-Midland should loose their franchise .
  • Benji T.
    Benji ThomSeptember 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you are changing here for Moor Street ignore any recommendation that it will take 20 minutes to get there!
  • Kirsty
    KirstySeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    So busy!! Make sure you get there a little early as the train drivers can be arses and not let you on!!
  • Alice B.
    Alice BeesleySeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Turn around. Turn around and go home.
  • James S.
    James SmithAugust 5, 2012
    Quite often the national rail website will leave more time imbetween trains than is needed, and if you're on the ball, you can catch an earlier one. Just make sure your ticket is "any route permitted"
  • Pam T.
    Pam TaxigirlJuly 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Toilets - you need a code to get in which is on your receipt. Then it's a mission to actually get the door to open, and the toilets are ugly and smell funny. Winner.
  • James
    JamesJuly 25, 2012
    If you're commuting across the UK, avoid this station. Pay extra money to go via another station. It's big, noisy an disorganised and you'll end up being delayed and very stressed out.
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MeadowsJuly 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Anyone ever found a bin in this place?
  • Mazher A.
    Mazher AbidiJune 29, 2012
    This disgusting station is a precursor to the utter disgustingness that awaits outside.
  • Benjamin L.
    Benjamin LarhamJune 24, 2012
    Disgusting station. Have to pay for facilities and there is NO-WHERE to sit.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JacksonJune 16, 2012
    Actually not as new as it makes out it is
  • Julian S.
    Julian SimsJune 1, 2012
    Try letting the passengers OFF the train before trying to get on it
  • Richard T.
    Richard TokeleyMay 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The most depressing station I've ever seen! My tip is... spend as little time here as possible
  • RailHelp.co.uk
    RailHelp.co.ukMay 13, 2012
    Need the loo? Male, female and accessible toilets are by platform 6. A further men's toilet is by platform 9.
  • Jack K.
    Jack KellyMay 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The pasty shop makes a cracking brew
  • Rene D.
    Rene DacostaApril 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I love millies cookies....great coffee too.
  • Jack K.
    Jack KellyApril 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Toilets are horrid
  • Kerianne R.
    Kerianne ReginaMarch 23, 2012
    Four regular commuters double check the board a the construction is causing changes
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph SMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Dodge fares by choosing ticket inspectors who are busy chatting with each other. They do that a lot. They don't care what you show them.
  • Linda D.
    Linda DuttonMarch 5, 2012
    Has to be one of the busiest, scruffiest stations in Britain... and the escalators from the platform to station hall always seem to be out of action!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PritchardFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you want a saver/off peak rtn to Telford get a ticket from Coventry. It's 70p cheaper
  • Clare S.
    Clare StebbingsFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    PAYING to pee! Best have your change ready as the change dispenser is regularly out of order!
  • Alistair M.
    Alistair McIndoeFebruary 24, 2012
    When inserting coins for the station loos, look for the green arrow after 20p has gone in. Then go in. This saves you 10p off the advertised cost.
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RogersFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    What a joy this train station is, the jewel in the crown of Network Rail....
  • Sobster
    SobsterFebruary 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee is from the AMT booth!!
  • Donna S.
    Donna SFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Never head down to the platform if you're early as platform reassignments happen VERY regularly. You will also freeze in the wind tunnels down there.
  • Stephen J.
    Stephen JacksonFebruary 2, 2012
    Always re-check the time tables if you go by what is said online, as they seem to change at the station.
  • Hannah C.
    Hannah ClyburnJanuary 29, 2012
    There's very rarely a ticket inspector if you leave the station by the lifts instead of the barriers
  • Hassan A.
    Hassan AliJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't ever forgot to buy your ticket if coming to BHM at morning...otherwise you will be caught at exit doors by London Midland :P
  • Lee S.
    Lee StanleyJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Wave any old bit of card at the ticket checkers, they're not looking anyway.
  • Grace T.
    Grace TurnerDecember 31, 2011
    If you get the lift that goes down underneath the platforms and back up to the concourse on platform 6.. You come out after the ticket check area! WIN!
  • Tom D.
    Tom DeFraineDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    It costs 30p to use the toilets - and they are so damn clean.
  • Becky E.
    Becky EdwardsDecember 22, 2011
    My dad designed the re generation of this dump...shame they barely looked at it!!
  • David K.
    David KnightDecember 12, 2011
    The slowest moving station ever!
  • Hannah K.
    Hannah KershawDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Trains don't run anywhere before 8.30am on a Sunday.
  • Ash K.
    Ash KhagramNovember 28, 2011
    Give yourself time when changing trains, it's busy here.
  • David A.
    David AckrillNovember 24, 2011
    There's a pub called the Shakespeare but the only beer is bottled Newcastle Brown. The rest is fizzy lager
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel DalleyNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Busiest station in Britain. Get your tickets delivered to avoid disappointment.
  • Richard C.
    Richard CooperNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware of here if you're ever feeling depressed, it may just tip you over the edge.
  • Vix D.
    Vix DavisNovember 13, 2011
    Don't use the passport photo machine, it just stole my money!
  • Luke P.
    Luke PitcherOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you got no change for and a few minutes to spare you can nip over to Bullring or Debenhams to use the loos for free.
  • Javed R.
    Javed RehmanOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Move out the bloody way of the train doors when you are waiting on the platform when you are waiting to get on!
  • Gemma S.
    Gemma SwallowOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Always delays when arriving. Get off your train and RUN
  • Mark H.
    Mark HAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try URBAN PiE in the Bull Ring for a nice Meal.
  • Gemma B.
    Gemma BlezardAugust 20, 2011
    Never sit opposite a crazy man whose mobile keeps shrilling in your ear as he's telling u how he's planning to kill the caller....next carriage please! Fookin weirdo
  • Phil G.
    Phil GalleyAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Head up the escalator and turn right for cheaper cigarettes and sarnies at Tesco's
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WhalenAugust 13, 2011
    Be prepared for a last-minute platform change. I always seem to get them on the way back to Oxford.
  • Joanne
    JoanneAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for the mice on the platforms
  • Nick S.
    Nick SlaterJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If changing to get to Moor St station, walk through the bullring, its warmer and more pleasant than going through the road tunnel and just as quick.
  • Monika Č.
    Monika ČiurlionytėJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If u are travelling with Virgin Trains only be sure to ask for such ticket when buying. Save ~80p.
  • Clare L.
    Clare LovellJuly 13, 2011
    Don't just check into the station. The individual platforms are Foursquare places in their own right, with specific tips that may be of use!
  • Alessandro B.
    Subway path is very useful to reach platforms avoiding lots of people!
  • Basma H.
    Basma HassanJune 26, 2011
    I don't understand all the hating of this station! It's compact, easy to navigate, there are tons of screens showing departures. People are friendly. Compare with Clapham junction!
  • Snow B.
    Snow BlindJune 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If fast ticket machines have a large queue, use a card at the far left ones.
  • iamneil
    iamneilJune 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure your in your train 30" before it leaves, a rule that I don't see anywhere else outside of midlands.
  • Rob
    RobJune 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Admire the sheer depressing decor and construction whilst inhaling diesel fumes
  • Jez B.
    Jez BattenJune 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cover yourself in petrol and light it before you go into marks and spencer as its fookin freezin in there
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle CaseyJune 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    To bypass paying 30p for a whizz, take the 3 min walk to the bullring toilets which are free!
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChristieMay 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best gingerbread latte ever!! At amt coffee! Yum!
  • Philippa C.
    Philippa ConnollyApril 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Platform 4c is really out of the way, leave more time to find it so you don't miss your train!
  • Ben W.
    Ben WApril 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Given a choice between London Midland & any other train operator take ANY other train operator.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HeathApril 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're looking for drinks and snacks don't stick around on the concourse - go up the escalators to the Pallasades shopping centre for a much better range of options.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsApril 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Worst station ever!
  • Laura F.
    Laura FreemanMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're going to need the loo make sure you have 10p and 20p coins. The turnstiles are 30p and change machine is always out of order.
  • Ugly Kid Bri
    Ugly Kid BriMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is busier on a Saturday than in the week
  • Alex M.
    Alex MoirMarch 14, 2011
    Visit wh smiths for world renowned extortionate train station prices ;)
  • Kimberly B.
    Kimberly BrownMarch 14, 2011
    Remember that if your not going in the lift you will need your ticket to get out of the station
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KentMarch 12, 2011
    If you go to the toilet and are about to pay look at the display!! If there's a green arrow you can just go in. Saves 30p for me very regularly.....
  • Christina L.
    Christina LawtonMarch 1, 2011
    Bring something to do at this station and a coat because as well as being freezing, its also very boring! Camden food company is a nice place to get a coffee and its just through the barriers
  • iamneil
    iamneilFebruary 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get yourself a bite card http://www.bitecard.co.uk/default.asp get 20% of coffees and snacks at station outlets.
  • Rihards G.
    Rihards GromulsFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    This station can get very confusing at some days....don't like the first platforms...no escalators there
  • CheShA
    CheShAJanuary 30, 2011
    If you've got you're to kill, head out of the main exit, to the main road and turn right, down the hill. The cracking little Sunflower Lounge bar is 30 seconds down the hill.
  • Liam H.
    Liam HamiltonJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    not everyone that has luggage on seats is rude. If a train doesn't have a luggage rack and you have to keep the aisle clear where do you put a large bag. Of course you have to keep luggage with you!
  • Darlo (.
    Darlo (ダーロ)December 30, 2010
    Instead of eating in the station Burger King, head to the nearby much cheaper fast food outlets, such as McDonalds.
  • Terry W.
    Terry WilsonDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Just because you are avoid the ticket barriers "to help someone with bags". Doesn't mean you are guaranteed to avoid having your ticket checked. Just a warning!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CortiDecember 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    buy a car and don't ever come back....until they flatten the place & build a decent station
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RadfordDecember 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go up the escalator to Pallasades for food etc.
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CalvertDecember 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Birmingham new street is twinned with purgatory.
  • Bowen Z.
    Bowen ZhangNovember 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Birmingham New Street must be the worst rail station in UK, bad train operations, delay all the time
  • Neil H.
    Neil HNovember 26, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If someone is sitting on the aisle seat with bag on the window seat pretending to be asleep or working. Capture the seat, the uprising against the rude and arrogant has started...
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BattenNovember 25, 2010
    the toilets are the cleanest train station toilets I've been too. but paying to use is ridiculous.
  • D F.
    D FNovember 19, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    A rather depressing place. The trains are also ridiculously over crowded
  • Joe L.
    Joe LycettNovember 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Remember that getting angry with others only results in you being angry and doesn't solve problems. Deep breaths, this will pass.
  • Sapa A.
    Sapa AndreyNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Be ready to show your tickets, whenever on this station.
  • Tasha L.
    Tasha LarbyNovember 6, 2010
    Beware of drunken or homeless people around the main exit/entrance. I always get asked for money or a cigarette by someone.
  • David W.
    David WrightOctober 29, 2010
    change trains at either wolverhampton, leamington, cheltenham or derby. avoid like the plague
  • Stuart D.
    Stuart DesslerOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Trains to London are usually platform 5a (Virgin).
  • Stuart D.
    Stuart DesslerOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Great, busy station sends you pretty much anywhere in the country!
  • Samantha A.
    Samantha Al-DabbaghSeptember 23, 2010
    Get through this place as quickly as possible!
  • Charlotte B.
    Charlotte BrineSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Trains for Leicester passing through nuneaton almost always board on platforms 9,10 or 11 so if your ever lost stick to this end of the station!
  • Tom G.
    Tom GiddenSeptember 20, 2010
    Customer Services bloke very helpful and considerate! Got my lost backpack sorted and fixed my tix to help me get home, and gave good advice
  • Joe M.
    Joe McIntyreSeptember 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Wait on the main concourse; the platform waiting rooms double as toilets judging by the smell.
  • Stacey S.
    Stacey ScottAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    What a depressing ugly station
  • Kulsoom K.
    Kulsoom KausherJuly 24, 2010
    Go to the bull ring for food or shopping if you have time in between trains
  • Ben M.
    Ben MacJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The lamb samosas in the shop next to the escalators are surprisingly nice
  • Adam K.
    Adam KeeneJuly 14, 2010
    Probably the worst place on earth.
  • Bex I.
    Bex Istance-TamblinJune 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you don't know your platform ask at the desk. There's usually a queue but it's fast & lots easier than the boards.
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenJune 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Joint first place with Penn Station in New York as being the most unpleasant and confusing station to change trains at.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LynchJune 7, 2010
    Camden Food Co. have seating if you need to wait.
  • Toby J.
    Toby JamesMay 21, 2010
    Get Shortlist magazine free outside the station on Thursdays or Stylist on Wednesdays. Both are great reads for men and women respectively
  • Ben W.
    Ben WMay 19, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    When checking National Rail Enquiries website for this station, use the shortcode BHM.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HallidayMay 5, 2010
    Bit of a stressful station I'd say.
  • Richard A.
    Richard ActonMarch 11, 2010
    Get your coffee from Costa.. It's much better than from anywhere else in the station
  • Neil B.
    Neil BrazierMarch 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    On exit prepare to be offered the Big Issue and then two feet behind, offered a free magazine.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SleeJanuary 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Camden Food Co. Rather pleasant granolo and coffee. Bacon butties too.
  • Karl K.
    Karl Kemp-O'BrienJanuary 13, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    During the cold weather the platforms are CRAZY COLD! Wait in the main part of the station as the platform waiting rooms are never as warm.
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph SDecember 7, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Always buy your tickets the day before; don't rely on the ticketing machines working during the morning rush hour (because they rarely are).
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