The Birmingham Snow Hill Railway Station is an important railway station and tram stop in the city center of Birmingham, West Midlands. The station is found on the site of a former larger station, and it is the second railway station in importance in the city. It is also the terminus of the Midland Metro light rail line, pending the extension of the line.
The station was opened in 1852, on the GWR line (the Great Western Railway) from Paddington, London, to Wolverhampton Low Level. Originally, it was not more than a wood shed known as Livery Street Station. In 1858, it was named Snow Hill, and in 1863, the Great Western Hotel was added.
In the 1960s, the station was considered unnecessary, and had to be closed down, all services switching to the New Street Station. The British Rail decided to reopen the station in the mid-1980s, and a new and improved station was opened in 1987. For the future, there are plans to extend the station, with the addition of new platforms.
Sightseeing near Birmingham Snow Hill Railway Station
The city of Birmingham is a fascinating tourist attraction, where many points of interested can be found and admired closely by tourists. The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, the Cadbury World, the Barber Institute of Fine Art, the Sarehole Mill, the Thinktank, the Ikon Gallery, the Birmingham Central Library, the Aston Hall or the Cathedral Church of St Phillip should be visited by tourists.
A stylish four stars hotel is the Birmingham Marriott Hotel, where guests can rest for prices starting at £ 165 per night. A cheaper alternative is the Birmingham Central Backpackers, offering accommodation for prices starting at £ 13 per night.
Address: Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BJ, West Midlands, UK
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