Birmingham Coach Station

Birmingham Coach Station
Birmingham Coach Station
The station at night
Other name Digbeth Coach Station
Locale Digbeth, Birmingham, England
Coordinates 52°28′31″N 1°53′19″W / 52.47524°N 1.8886°W / 52.47524; -1.8886Coordinates: 52°28′31″N 1°53′19″W / 52.47524°N 1.8886°W / 52.47524; -1.8886
Opened 1929 (1929)

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[1]. The refurbishment was estimated to have cost £15 million.[2]

It was officially reopened on 18 December 2009 by England national football manager Fabio Capello.[3]



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.

Plans were initially developed for a new coach station on Great Charles Street,[4] however it was then decided to demolish the old structure and build a new coach station on the site.[why?]

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 [5]. However this option was abandoned in favour of a competing design by SBS Architects[6].

The final planning application for the design by SBS Architects was submitted on 29 October 2007.[2]

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.

December 2009 - The rear of the new coach station


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


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