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New Street Station, A New Look
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It was never meant to be an underground station but that is how I remember it from when I used it in the seventies and eighties. I used it 14 months ago and had to wait on the train for over an hour while a driver was trained up. I don't remember seeing any daylight that night. It's a miserable horrible station and always will be.
I think a lot of the problems concerned with New Street Station is the sixties love affair with the great God concrete. The art of design went out of the window and most of the buildings were a disgrace. Just look at the old Bull Ring. It was a monster filthy toilet. Just remember some of the great buildings now demolished, we have lost some fabulous bulidings in Birmingham and replaced them with a load of square boxes.