16 fascinating photos of Birmingham New Street from 1854 to 2020

From opening with the world’s largest iron and glass roof in Victorian times, to undergoing dramatic renovations in the 1960s and 2015 Birmingham New Street has been through so many changes

Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 10:18 am

It’s one of the busiest railway stations in the UK with almost 50 million passengers passing through in 2019 to 2020.

But whether you’re travelling across town, the West Midlands or on your way to the Airport, Birmingham New Street is a regular feature of life for so many local people.

It opened in style in 1854 winning praise for its groundbreaking iron and glass roof - the biggest in the world, no less.

These days it’s got a transparent roof once more. But it wasn’t always the case. The station was completely rebuilt in the 1960s and didn’t always win fans.

However its 2015 renovation has been seen as a success, in the main. It even received a visit from the Queen who officially reopened it in November of that year.

We hope you enjoy this journey through time.

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