Birmingham New Street in numbers

The new station from the top of the Rotunda

Birmingham New Street  - the station in stats

Birmingham New Street’s stunning new look station opened its doors to 170,000 passengers a day on Sunday after a five-year, £750M transformation. Here are the project's vital statistics:

£750M            cost of the project

60,000            capacity of the previous station which opened in 1967

170,000          passengers using the station every day

300,000          new daily passenger capacity

37                   seconds between trains arriving and departing -  the busiest UK station outside London

1,100              tonnes of steel make up the façade

8,000              stainless steel panels in the facade

500,000         number of fixing structures supporting the facade 

36                   new escalators installed to improve vertical access to the platforms

15                   new lifts make the station fully accessible for the first time

60%                of rain water is harvested from the façade and used to flush station toilets

1,000              jobs created through John Lewis and Grand Central retail developments

1,200              workers on average on site increasing to 3,500 at the end

1,854               original station first opened

3,300              square metres of new atrium, the size of a football pitch

5,000              tonnes of concrete removed from the old NCP car park to create the first half of the new concourse

7,000              tonnes of concrete removed from Stephenson Tower

10,000            lorry journeys taken off Birmingham’s roads by using trains to transport waste material

20,000            tonnes of concrete removed to create the space for the atrium

200,000          sq ft of retail space in Grand Central

250,000          sq ft of space in John Lewis

98%                  Amount of material recycled on the project

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