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Cardiff Central Birmingham New Street stations

Cardiff Central Train Station

Cardiff Central railway station, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, serves the city of Cardiff in South Wales and lies on the South Wales Main Line which is a branch of the Great Western Main Line but diverges from it at Royal Wootton Bassett, near Swindon. The station has a staffed ticket office although passengers should note that it is not open in the late evening. Passengers are able to collect tickets purchased in advance (for example, on the internet) from one of the automatic ticket machines located in the station.

Facilities at the station include ATM's, a First Class Lounge, pay phones, cafe, shops, toilets and baby changing facilities. For passengers travelling into Cardiff the station is ideally located close to the Millennium Stadium which is in the city centre.

The station has seven platforms and between them offer passenger services to destinations including Ebbw Vale Parkway, Nottingham, Birmingham New Street, Derby, Cheltenham Spa, Swansea, London Paddington, Bristol Parkway, Manchester Piccadilly, Bristol Temple Meads and many other destinations in Wales. All services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry and First Great Western.

Parking is available at the station for 248 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day.

Birmingham New Street Train Station

Located in Birmingham city centre, Birmingham New Street railway station offers passengers services to destinations including London Euston, Coventry, Bristol Temple Meads, Plymouth, Penzance, Nottingham, Derby, Reading, Oxford, Southampton Central, Bournemouth, Northampton, Liverpool Lime Street, Crewe, Birmingham International and Holyhead.

The station, in the West Midlands region of England, is operated by Network Rail with passenger services being operated by CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Arriva Trains Wales and London Midland.

Passenger facilities at the station include ATM's, a First Class Lounge, pay phones, public wifi, food outlets, shops (including Boots, Costa Coffee and W H Smith), toilets and baby changing facilities. There is a short stay car park at the station for 40 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day.

The station is one of three main line railway stations serving the centre of Birmingham: the other two are Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. Birmingham Moor Street railway station is a short walk from Birmingham New Street and the route to take is well signposted and takes passengers under the Bullring shopping centre.

The station is the eighth busiest railway station in the UK and the busiest outside London, with 32 million passenger entries and exits between April 2012 and March 2013. It is also the busiest interchange station outside London, with over 5.1 million passengers changing trains at the station annually.