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Looking good, New Street station

Written by
Shaun Curnow
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Sunday September 20 was the official re-opening of New Street station after a £600 million development. As the busiest station in the country outside London, the revamped New Street can handle 300,000 visitors every day, with a train leaving every 37 seconds.

When it was first redeveloped in the 1960s, New Street was uncompromisingly styled and the extensive use of concrete saw the station considered by many to be one of the country's worst eyesores.

Five years after the latest redevelopment started, New Street station is now far more architecturally pleasing, even if some commuters have reservations about how much it might actually improve their travelling experience.

Visually, though, you've gotta admit that it's pleasing to look at. And how cool is it to have our very own Eye of Sauron? Here are some of our favourite pictures from the station's first visitors:

 

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Have you taken some great pictures of New Street station that you'd like to share? Let us know.

See more photos of Birmingham's brilliant architecture.

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