- Birmingham Coach Station
Birmingham Coach Station The station at night Other name Digbeth Coach Station Location Locale Digbeth, Birmingham, England Coordinates Coordinates: Operation Opened 1929 Operators
Birmingham Coach Station (formerly Digbeth Coach Station) is a major coach interchange in Digbeth, Birmingham, England offering services to destinations throughout Great Britain and also to Belfast, Dublin and Poland. National Express, the largest scheduled coach service provider in Europe, has its national headquarters on the site. The refurbishment was estimated to have cost £15 million.
The original interchange (known as 'Digbeth Coach Station') was built on the same site by Midland Red in 1929. The site was also used as a depot for Midland Red and by is successor Midland Red West.
An outline planning application for a design by MAKE Architects was submitted on behalf of National Express Ltd to Birmingham City Council in March 2006 . However this option was abandoned in favour of a competing design by SBS Architects.
The final planning application for the design by SBS Architects was submitted on 29 October 2007.
The old coach station closed in November 2007 for redevelopment and during reconstruction National Express used a temporary site in Oxford Street on the opposite side of Digbeth High Street, called Birmingham Central Coach Station. The new station has been awarded an 'Excellent' rating under the BRE Environmental Assessment Method - the most widely used system for judging how environmentally friendly a building is. A number of passengers had to stay in the Coach Station overnight on Saturday 18th December 2010 as the transport network of Britain came to a standstill and rail and road traffic was unable to enter or leave Birmingham and other parts of the country.
- National Express offer services to destinations throughout Great Britain
- Ulsterbus offer services to Belfast
- Eurolines offer services to Dublin and Poland.
Route Number Origin Intermediate stops Destination Provider 210 Wolverhampton Dudley, Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport, Banbury, London Heathrow Airport London Gatwick Airport National Express 303 Birkenhead Ellesmere Port, Chester, Nantwich, Crewe, Stafford, Birmingham, Oxford, Reading, Basingstoke, Southampton, Fareham, Portsmouth Southsea National Express 304 Liverpool Birkenhead, Chester, Birmingham, Oxford, Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester Weymouth National Express 308 Birmingham Coventry, Leicester, Peterborough, Wisbech, King's Lynn, Swaffham, Norwich Great Yarmouth National Express 310 Birmingham Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham, Mansfield, Sheffield, Leeds Bradford National Express 318 Liverpool Warrington, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester Bristol National Express 320 Bradford Leeds, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Banbury Oxford National Express 320 Bradford Leeds, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Birmingham, Worcester, Newport Cardiff National Express 321 Bradford Leeds, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Birmingham, Worcester, Great Malvern, Hereford, Abergavenny, Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare National Express 322 Scarborough Bridlington, Hull, Scunthorpe, Doncaster, Mansfield, Nottingham, Birmingham, Worcester, Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend, Port Talbot Swansea National Express 324 Bradford Leeds, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Lichfield, Birmingham, Worcester, Bristol, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Torquay Paignton National Express 328 Rochdale Oldham, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Worcester, Bristol, Bridgwater, Taunton Plymouth National Express 330 Nottingham Loughborough, Leicester, Birmingham, Worcester, Bristol, Plymouth, Bodmin, Newquay, Redruth, Camborne, Hayle, St Ives Penzance National Express 332 Birmingham Leicester, Nottingham, Mansfield, Doncaster, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Sunderland Newcastle upon Tyne National Express 335 Halifax Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Barnsley, Leicester, Birmingham, Evesham, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Swindon, Salisbury, Bournemouth Poole National Express 336 Edinburgh Glasgow, Carlisle, Lancaster, Preston, Salford, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Bristol, Taunton, Exeter, Plymouth, Liskeard, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, Camborne, Hayle Penzance National Express 339 Grimsby Cleethorpes, Lincoln, Newark-on-Trent, Leicester, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Bristol, Weston-super-Mare, Bridgwater, Taunton, Tiverton, Barnstaple, Bideford Westward Ho! National Express 420 Birmingham Solihull London Victoria National Express 420 Wolverhampton Dudley, Birmingham, Coventry London National Express 420 London Birmingham, Walsall, Cannock Stafford National Express 420 London Birmingham, Telford, Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Newtown Aberystwyth National Express 420 London Birmingham, Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry Wrexham National Express 421 London London Heathrow Airport, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Birkenhead, Liverpool, Preston Blackpool National Express 422 London London Luton Airport, Luton, Milton Keynes, Coventry, Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Manchester Airport, Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Blackburn, Accrington Burnley National Express 530 Newcastle upon Tyne Sunderland, Middlesbrough, York, Birmingham, Worcester, Bristol, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Torquay Paignton National Express 531 Newcastle upon Tyne Gateshead, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Birmingham, Gloucester, Bristol Plymouth National Express 536 Edinburgh Glasgow, Hamilton, Carlisle, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Worcester, Monmouth, Newport Cardiff National Express 538 Coventry Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester Airport, Manchester, Preston, Carlisle, Hamilton, Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, Pitlochry, Aviemore Inverness National Express 539 Edinburgh Glasgow, Hamilton, Carlisle, Penrith, Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Newbury, Winchester, Southampton Bournemouth National Express 540 London Birmingham Manchester National Express 545 London Milton Keynes, Birmingham, National Express 550 London Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington Liverpool National Express 570 London Milton Keynes, Birmingham, St Helens, Preston Blackpool National Express 570 London Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal, Windermere, Keswick, Cockermouth, Workington Whitehaven National Express 777 Wolverhampton Dudley, Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Luton, London Luton Airport, Hitchin, Stevenage London Stansted Airport National Express 871 London Luton, Milton Keynes, Coventry, Birmingham, Holyhead Dublin Eurolines 920 London Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Carlisle, Dumfries, Stranraer Belfast Eurolines 921 Birmingham Manchester, Preston, Carlisle, Cairnryan, Larne Belfast Eurolines
- ^ "LSH plays integral role in £15m redevelopment of Birmingham Coach Station". LSH. http://www.lsh.co.uk/pages/news_detail.asp?id=1251.
- ^ a b NatEx press release 29 October 2007
- ^ Portlock, Sarah (18 December 2009). "England boss Capello opens Birmingham coach station". BBC News. BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/8421368.stm. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- ^ Birmingham Coach Station Application Withdrawn
- ^ "Outline Planning Application Press Release". http://www.nationalexpress.com/utilities/press7.cfm.
- ^ "SBS Replaces Make". http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/sbs-replaces-make-on-digbeth-coach-station-job/1798173.article.
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