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History of Snow Hill - mural in miniature

The History of Snow Hill was a Kenneth Budd mosaic mural at St Chad's Circus from 1969-2007. Recreated in miniature near Colmore Circus in 2013 by Oliver Budd.

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Saxon King on Horse - the Olton Interchange sculpture

Located outside of Olton Station on Station Drive is sculptor John McKenna's Saxon King on Horse. It is on top of the Olton Interchange. Made in the early 2000s.

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All Seasons Tree - The Northfield Interchange sculpture

All Seasons Tree is a steel sculpture on top of the Northfield Interchange at Northfield Station. It was made by Rosemary Terry in the early 2000s. The interchange from train to 19 bus route.

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The Genie of Industry - Longbridge Interchange

The Genie of Industry is a public transport interchange in Longbridge. Located on Longbridge Lane between Longbridge Station and the bus stop for the 19, 27, 42, 45, 47, 49 and 884 routes.

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Town and Country a sculpture at Northfield Station

On the unused island platform of Northfield Station is a sculpture called Town and Country, dating to 1993 by the artist Rosemary Terry. There is also a similar sculpture outside the station.

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Snow Hill Station Square - A Birmingham Gem!

The Colmore Row entrance to Birmingham Snow Hill Station now has it's very own Station Square. In 2021-22 part of Colmore Row was redesigned, extending the square towards the GWA.

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Kings Norton Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Kings Norton Station is on the Cross City Line near Cotteridge. Only platform 1 and 4 in use. The Camp Hill Line joins near the station. The station originally opened in 1849.

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Northfield Station - A railway station in Birmingham!

Northfield Station is on the Cross City Line in South West Birmingham. Two platforms in use. Island platform in the middle unused (apart from a sculpture). Originally opened in 1870.

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Longbridge Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Longbridge Station is on the Cross City Line in South West Birmingham. Close to Longbridge Town Centre on Longbridge Lane. Opened 1978. Station building at Longbridge Lane rebuilt in 2018-19.

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Four Oaks Station - A railway station in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham!

Four Oaks Station is on the Cross City Line, north of Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham. The station opened in 1884. It is the northern terminus for trains that don't go to Lichfield.

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Gravelly Hill Station - A railway station in Birmingham!

Gravelly Hill Station is on the Cross City Line and is between Aston and Erdington. It is the first station after passing under Spaghetti Junction and the M6 motorway. 
 

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Erdington Station - A railway station in Birmingham!

Erdington Station is on the Cross City Line in north Birmingham. First opened in 1862. It is close to the Erdington High Street. Frequent trains between Lichfield and Redditch via New Street.

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Chester Road Station - A railway station in Birmingham!

Chester Road Station is in Erdington, south of Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, part of the Cross City Line. It originally opened here in 1862. Close to Wylde Green and Pype Hayes.

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Selly Oak Station - A railway station in Birmingham!

Selly Oak Station is on the Cross City Line near the Bristol Road. The station originally opened in 1876, and has been part of the Cross City Line since 1978.

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Bournville Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Bournville Station on the Cross City Line is the station to use for a visit to Cadbury World and Bournville Village. Opened back in 1876. It is next to the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

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Stechford Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Stechford Station is on the West Coast Mainline between Birmingham New Street and Coventry. The original station opened here in 1844. A new footbridge with lifts was opened in 2020.

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Witton Station - A Villa Park railway station in Birmingham!

Witton Station on the Chase Line is one of two railway stations that can be used by football fans travelling to Villa Park for an Aston Villa match. Station originally opened in 1876.

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Aston Station - A Villa Park railway station in Birmingham!

Aston Station serves both Villa Park for Aston Villa FC, as well as Aston Hall & Park. It is where the Chase and Cross City Line's split just before Spaghetti Junction. Opened 1837.

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Blake Street Station - A railway station in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham!

Blake Street Station is part of the Cross City Line in the Hill Hook area of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. It is close to boundary of the West Midlands with Staffordshire. First opened 1884.

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Adderley Park Station - A railway station in Birmingham!

Adderley Park Station is on the West Coast Mainline between Birmingham New Street and Coventry. A station first opened here in 1860. Only one train an hour in both directions all week.

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Lea Hall Station - A railway station in Birmingham!

Lea Hall Station is a small station on the West Coast Mainline between Birmingham New Street and Coventry. A station first opened here in 1939. In 1998 Tim Tolkien designed a colour scheme.

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Hamstead Station - A railway station in Birmingham!

Hamstead Station serves the Hamstead, Great Barr and Handsworth Wood areas of north Birmingham on the Chase Line towards Walsall. Originally opened back in 1837. It is close to the River Tame.

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Wylde Green Station - A railway station in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham!

Wylde Green Station is the first of five stations in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield on the Cross City Line. Originally opened in 1862. An Annatomix fox mural was painted here in 2021.

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Hall Green Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Hall Green Station is situated close to the Stratford Road in Hall Green, Birmingham. Was opened by the Great Western Railway in 1908. This is the closest station to Sarehole Mill.

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Yardley Wood Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Yardley Wood Station is on the Highfield Road between Yardley Wood and Hall Green in Birmingham. It was opened back in 1908. The station is close to three parts of the Shire Country Park.

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