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Written by Andre Pronk - 15 Aug 2015
last update by Tony Francis - 03 Mar 2016
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Location notes
This is the completely renovated station in Birmingham with a direct connection London.
Railway type and traffic
At Moor Street you can get:
  • London Midland 150,153,
  • Chiltern Railways 165,168,172, and Class 68 local hauled with Mk3 stock (The 68 is usually7 at the country end with the DVT facing London)
  • Link to Real Time Trains
    RTT Link Moor Street, Birmingham
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    Environment
    It is an inner city location, there are plenty of places to shelter. If you want to get on to the platform just let the gate line staff know. Most of the time they will let you on the platform.
    Road directions
  • Follow the M40 to the Alcester Rd / A435.
  • Take exit 3 from the M42
  • Continue on the A435.
  • Drive to the B4100 into Birmingham follow signs to Birmingham Moor Street.

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    Moor Street, Birmingham map co-ordinates
  • Parking
    There is a car park opposite the station.
    Public transport
    You can access this station by train directly from London or from places such as Dorridge, Worcester or Stratford-upon-Avon.

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    Amenities
    There are toilets between platform 2 and 3, there is a 'Coffee Hut' by platform 2 as well.
    Accommodation
    The Birmingham Central Moor Street Travelodge is not far from the station, you can see it from the Station exit.
    Sun Compass
    Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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    Moor Street, Birmingham

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    Streetmap links
    Moor Street, Birmingham general view map
    Moor Street, Birmingham close up map

    Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
    Moor Street, Birmingham



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    Photographic notes
    You can take photo all day. But the station faces roughly east west so light will move round during the day. Locos tend to be on the country end of workings which will place them at the barrier end of the platforms.


    General views - All photographs © Andre Pronk unless otherwise stated
    Fig 1 - Looking west

    
Fig 1 - Looking west


    Fig 2 - Looking west

    
Fig 2 - Looking west


    Fig 3 - Looking west

    
Fig 3 - Looking west


    Fig 4 - Looking east - Image Tim Squires.

    
Fig 4 - Looking east - <i>Image  Tim Squires</i>.

    From the platform end showing the awkwardly placed signal gantry.

    Fig 5 - Looking east - Image Tim Squires.


    
Fig 5 - Looking east - <i>Image  Tim Squires</i>.

    Telephoto shot looking east showing a train stabled in the nearby siding - Class 67's are no longer seen here on these duties.

    Fig 6 - Looking west - Image Tim Squires.


    
Fig 6 - Looking west - <i>Image  Tim Squires</i>.

    Loco hauled train sitting in the platform 3 bay - Class 67's no longer used on these services

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