At last the second entrance to Snow Hill Station has opened in Livery Street (the street leading to the Jewellery Quarter). And not before time!….
Walking from the quarter or parking your car in the Livery Street car parks, using that entrance will save you a 250m walk and the need to use an underpass below the busy Great Charles Street Queensway. The walk via the new entrance to the stopping place of the trains is very much more pleasant and safe. In fact I found it an uplifting experience – new, bright and promising for the future of the railways.
The entrance was completed many, many months ago, but othe opening was delayed until two weeks ago – I know not why; if anyone does please leave a comment. Note there is no ticket office but there is a ticket issuing machine.
I met the ticket collector Dean who seems to be a very pleasant chap and agreed to be photographed at the barrier and included in this post.
The entrance is open 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Saturday. Close Sundays.
There’s a good wine shop next door and a Polish delicatessen next to that with super Polish saucissons ( don’t know the Polish for these, but you’ll know what I mean). Also, comments on the post inform that a specialist tea, coffee, eats place will open in May near to the entrance – one of the services on offer will be an on premises bike store. This is great news for the area and for the new Birmingham Vision for Movement aspiration.
Below is a gallery of photos showing the light and airy atmosphere of the entrance and platform exits. Click on thumbnails for larger views, then click again to enlarge!