Birmingham Coach Station
|Birmingham Coach Station|
The station at night
|Other name||Digbeth Coach Station|
|Locale||Digbeth, Birmingham, England|
|No. of stands||16|
Birmingham Coach Station (formerly Digbeth Coach Station) is a major coach interchange in Digbeth, Birmingham, England offering services to destinations throughout Great Britain and also to Belfast and Dublin. National Express, the largest scheduled coach service provider in Europe, has its national headquarters on the site. The refurbishment was estimated to have cost £15 million.
The original interchange was built on the site by Midland Red in 1929 to be used as a bus depot. This was later converted into Digbeth Coach Station. The original building was dark and dingy as it was not originally intended to serve passengers as a coach interchange.
Plans were initially developed for a new coach station on Great Charles Street, as Digbeth was considered by National Express to be an "undesirable" location. However, after the completion of the new Bullring and the planned Eastside redevelopment, it was decided to demolish the old structure and build a new coach station on the same site.
Outline planning application for a design by MAKE Architects was submitted on behalf of National Express Ltd to Birmingham City Council in March 2006. However this option was abandoned in favour of a competing design by SBS Architects.
The old coach station closed in November 2007 for redevelopment and during reconstruction National Express used a temporary site in Oxford Street on the opposite side of Digbeth High Street, called Birmingham Central Coach Station. The new station has been awarded an 'Excellent' rating under the BRE Environmental Assessment Method - the most widely used system for judging how environmentally friendly a building is.
- National Express offer services to destinations throughout Great Britain
- Ulsterbus offer services to Belfast
- Eurolines offer services to Dublin
|Route Number||Origin||Intermediate stops||Destination||Provider|
|210||Wolverhampton||Dudley, Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport, Banbury, London Heathrow Airport||London Gatwick Airport||National Express|
|304||Liverpool||Birkenhead, Chester, Birmingham, Oxford, Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester||Weymouth||National Express|
|305||Liverpool||Warrington, Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Birmingham, Birmingham Airport, Coventry, Daventry, Northampton, Bedford, St Neots, Cambridge, Ipswich & Chelmsford||Clacton-on-Sea||National Express|
|308||Birkenhead||Bromborough, Ellesmere Port, Chester, Nantwich, Crewe, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Peterborough, Wisbech, King's Lynn, Swaffham, Norwich||Great Yarmouth||National Express|
|310||Birmingham||Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham, Mansfield, Sheffield, Leeds||Bradford||National Express|
|314||Southport||Ormskirk, Widnes, Liverpool, Runcorn, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Birmingham Airport, Coventry, Northampton, Bedford, St Neots||Cambridge||National Express|
|318||Birmingham||Cheltenham, Gloucester||Bristol||National Express|
|319||Bradford||Leeds, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Banbury||Oxford||National Express|
|320||Bradford||Leeds, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Birmingham, Worcester, Newport||Cardiff||National Express|
|321||Bradford||Leeds, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Birmingham, Worcester, Great Malvern, Hereford, Abergavenny, Merthyr Tydfil||Aberdare||National Express|
|322||Hull||Scunthorpe, Doncaster, Mansfield, Nottingham, Birmingham, Worcester, Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend, Port Talbot||Swansea||National Express|
|323||Liverpool||Warrington, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Worcester, Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Newport||Cardiff||National Express|
|324||Huddersfield||Halifax, Bradford, Wakefield, Barnsley, Leeds, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Lichfield, Birmingham, Worcester, Bristol, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton||Brixham||National Express|
|325||Birmingham||Perry Barr, Great Barr, Wolverhampton, Penkridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester Airport, Stockport||Manchester||National Express|
|327||Scarborough||Cayton Bay, Bridlington, Hull, Doncaster, Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham, Redditch, Evesham, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol||Bristol||National Express|
|328||Blackpool||Preston, Bolton, Manchester, Stockport, Manchester Airport, Penkridge, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Worcester, Bristol, Bridgwater, Taunton||Plymouth||National Express|
|330||Nottingham||Loughborough, Leicester, Birmingham, Worcester, Bristol, Plymouth, Bodmin, Newquay, Redruth, Camborne, Hayle, St Ives||Penzance||National Express|
|332||Swindon||Circencester, Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Sunderland||Newcastle upon Tyne||National Express|
|333||Blackpool||Preston, Bolton, Manchester, Stockport, Manchester Airport, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Bristol, Shepton Mallet, Yeovil, Dorchester, Weymouth, Wareham, Poole||Bournemouth||National Express|
|336||Edinburgh||Glasgow, Carlisle, Lancaster, Preston, Salford, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Bristol, Taunton & Exeter||Plymouth||National Express|
|339||Grimsby||Cleethorpes, Lincoln, Newark-on-Trent, Leicester, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Bristol, Weston-super-Mare, Bridgwater, Taunton, Tiverton, Barnstaple, Bideford||Westward Ho!||National Express|
|341||Southsea||Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton, Basingstoke, Reading-Calcot, Oxford, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Penkridge, Manchester Airport, Manchester, Bolton, Blackburn, Accrington||Burnley||National Express|
|387||Coventry||Birmingham Airport, Birmingham, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton & Stoke-on-Trent||Blackpool||National Express (Seasonal)|
|409||Aberystwyth||Capel Bangor, Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Telford, Birmingham, Finchley Road, Marble Arch||London Victoria||National Express|
|410||Wolverhampton||Walsall/Dudley, Birmingham, Finchley Road, Marble Arch||London Victoria||National Express|
|418||Wrexham||Llangollen, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Telford, Birmingham, Golders Green, Marble Arch||London Victoria||National Express|
|420||Wolverhampton||Dudley, Bearwood, Birmingham, Coventry, Golders Green, Marble Arch||London Victoria||National Express|
|421||London||London Heathrow Airport, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Birkenhead, Liverpool, Preston||Blackpool||National Express|
|422||London||London Luton Airport, Luton, Milton Keynes, Coventry, Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Manchester Airport, Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Blackburn, Accrington||Burnley||National Express|
|528||Haverfordwest||Tenby, Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Manchester Airport, Manchester & Oldham||Rochdale||National Express|
|530||Newcastle upon Tyne||Sunderland, Middlesbrough, York, Birmingham, Worcester, Bristol, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Torquay||Paignton||National Express|
|531||Newcastle upon Tyne||Gateshead, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Birmingham, Gloucester, Bristol||Plymouth||National Express|
|532||Edinburgh||Glasgow, Hamilton, Carlisle, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Bristol, Taunton & Exeter||Plymouth||National Express|
|538||Coventry||Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester Airport, Manchester, Preston, Carlisle, Hamilton, Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, Pitlochry, Aviemore||Inverness||National Express|
|539||Edinburgh||Glasgow, Hamilton, Carlisle, Penrith, Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Newbury, Winchester, Southampton||Bournemouth||National Express|
|545||London||Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent & Rhyl||Pwhelli||National Express|
|550||London||Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington||Liverpool||National Express|
|570||London||Milton Keynes, Birmingham, St Helens, Preston||Blackpool||National Express|
|571||London||Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal, Windermere, Keswick, Cockermouth, Workington||Whitehaven||National Express|
|777||Birmingham||Birmingham International Airport, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Luton, London Luton Airport, Hitchin, Stevenage||London Stansted Airport||National Express|
|871||London||Luton, Milton Keynes, Coventry, Birmingham, Holyhead||Dublin||Eurolines|
|920||London||Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Carlisle, Dumfries, Stranraer||Belfast||Eurolines|
|921||Birmingham||Manchester, Preston, Carlisle, Cairnryan, Larne||Belfast||Eurolines|
- "LSH plays integral role in £15m redevelopment of Birmingham Coach Station". LSH.
- NatEx press release 29 October 2007
- Portlock, Sarah (18 December 2009). "England boss Capello opens Birmingham coach station". BBC News (BBC). Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- "First bus leaves revamped station". BBC News. 14 December 2009.
- Birmingham Coach Station Application Withdrawn
- "Outline Planning Application Press Release".
- "SBS Replaces Make".