Birmingham Coach Station

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Birmingham Coach Station
Coach interchange
Birmingham Coach Station.jpg
The station at night
Other name Digbeth Coach Station
Station statistics
Address Digbeth, Birmingham, England
Coordinates 52°28′31″N 1°53′19″W / 52.47524°N 1.8886°W / 52.47524; -1.8886Coordinates: 52°28′31″N 1°53′19″W / 52.47524°N 1.8886°W / 52.47524; -1.8886
Bus stands 16
Bus Operators
Other information
Opened 1929 (1929)

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.[1] The refurbishment was estimated to have cost £15 million.[2]

It was officially reopened on 18 December 2009 by the then England national football manager Fabio Capello.[3]

History[edit]

The original Digbeth Coach Station, built in 1929 as a bus depot

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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[4]

Outline planning application for a design by MAKE Architects was submitted on behalf of National Express Ltd to Birmingham City Council in March 2006.[6] However this option was abandoned in favour of a competing design by SBS Architects.[7]

The final planning application for the design by SBS Architects was submitted on 29 October 2007.[2]

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 a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating.

December 2009 - The rear of the new coach station

Services[edit]

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, Leeds, Wakefield, Barnsley, 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

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