Birmingham is one of the most accessible and best connected cities in the UK with 5.1 million people living within a one hour travel time of Birmingham city centre.
From its three railway stations – New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill – passengers can travel to a variety of key destinations, with the journey to central London taking just over an hour and Manchester just 45 minutes away.
The busiest commuter railway station outside of London, Birmingham New Street has recently undergone a significant refurbishment to ensure that it is fit to handle the 140,000 passengers that use the station every day.
The terminus of the first phase of the proposed HS2 high speed rail line – which will boost capacity and reduce journey times between London and Birmingham – is due to be delivered in the city’s East Side, where a brand new transport hub will be created at Curzon Street.
Birmingham’s central location places it at the heart of the M1, M6 and M42 motorways, with the A38M creating direct connections to the national road network from the very heart of the city.
The Midland Metro tram service – which runs from Wolverhampton to Snow Hill station – is currently undergoing an extension that will see it run through the centre of Birmingham, past New Street Station, to Arena Central and Centenary Square and then out to Edgbaston.
A second phase is planned which will see an additional track branching off from the city centre and heading through East Side, connecting with the proposed HS2 terminus and then heading on into Digbeth.
Birmingham Airport is located just 10km from Arena Central – Connected by rail, road and bus, in 10 minutes, you can find yourself right in the centre of things. The quickest way to the city centre is by train from Birmingham International. The Airport’s terminal is connected by a free and rapid monorail link, enabling you to go from plane to train in no time.