The Anonymous Widower

Birmingham Moor Street Station

Of all the stations, I have visited on my trip, Birmingham Moor Street is one of the best. It is not a modern steel and glass c reation, but a well-refurbished station with a 1930s theme. Just look at these seats.

Seats At Moor Street Station

It is also home to the cosmetically-restored 2-8-0 steam engine, GWR 2885.

GWR 2885 at Moor Street Station

More of these engines should be displayed at stations, just like Locomotion No.1 used to be at Darlington. The story of that is described here.

It has been a very good restoration of a station, which has won awards according to Wikipedia.

Refurbished in 1930s style, the station has reproduction lamps, clock, seating, and signage. The renovation won the Railway Heritage Trust award for 2004 and The Birmingham Civic Society’s Renaissance Award for 2005.

I doubt the Dyson hand-dryers in the Gents are original though.

Please Adjust Your Dress

The sign may well be original though.

November 16, 2011 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] The design of the station means that natural light on the platforms is difficult to provide. Hopefully, though by providing that light on the concourse and lots of lifts and escalators to get to the trains, the architects may have improved things. At present, it’s a bit like a bad Underground station experience arriving and departing at the station. One of the reasons, I generally travel between London and Birmingham by Chiltern Railways, is that Moor Street is a light and airy station, that has been tastefully updated for the modern age. […]

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