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Inside Birmingham's revamped New Street train station

Inside Birmingham's revamped New Street train station

26 September 2015 Email this article

Birmingham’s New Street station and Grand Central shopping centre has opened, after a £750 million make-over and a little help from Facelift.

The five-year project saw the demolition of the Stephenson Tower, along with the removal of 6,000 tonnes of concrete in order to increase the station's capacity.

Facelift hired out a number of machines to work on the job, including Niftylift’s H17 Hybrid and the 34m Bronto. The business will continue to provide equipment until Christmas.

Serving 170,000 passengers a day, New Street is the busiest station outside of London. This video from the BBC takes a look at the station ahead of its official opening.