SP0786 : A new way to New Street

taken 6 years ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

A new way to New Street
A new way to New Street
On 28 April 2013 the main entrance to New Street station, to the south of the tracks, was closed. This will allow work to proceed on completion of the new station. The photo shows a new pedestrian route leading from St Martin's Circus Queensway, at the northwest corner of the Bullring, gently down to Stephenson Street and a new station entrance. Doubtless the extension of the Metro (tram) will also pass along Stephenson Street. Note the interesting screen wall of living plants: south-facing, let's hope it has built-in irrigation.

Detailed maps show a previously unnoticed footway along here called Worcester Walk; it ducked under buildings in New Street itself. Whether this is it, spruced up and extended, or whether it is all-new construction isn't clear. A great improvement: the structural glass screen, left, allows a view of the platforms and trains. Guides with big pointing finger signs direct people to the new route, which will be much used for the short walk between New Street and Moor Street stations. You saw it here first.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 6 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0709 8668 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.6802N 1:53.8224W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0713 8668
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Worcester Walk  New Street Station  New Entrance 

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