More congestion at New Street

Plans have been announced to reduce the number of trains that stop at Birmingham International station. It is feared that this will increase congestion at New Street station as passengers who would have entered Birmingham or changed trains at International will now be forced to do so at New Street. Further, health and safety concerns over the increased traffic through the station may even force the station to close a peak times!

At time when public transport, rail in particular, is being encouraged due to fears around global warming it seems ludicrous to hamstring rail travel in the Midlands, especially given how many services pass through Birmingham.

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