Preston Birmingham New Street Train
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Preston Birmingham New Street stations
Preston Train Station
Preston railway station, operated by Virgin Trains, serves the Lancashire city of Preston and lies on the West Coast Main Line which connects London to the West Midlands, the North West, North Wales and the Central Belt of Scotland. 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, pay phones, cafe, shops, toilets and baby changing facilities. The main entrance to the station is at the bottom of the station approach, a ramp off the bridge that carries Fishergate over the railway. The ticket office exists within the small concourse. This concourse gives direct access, down the ramp, to the intercity platforms 3 and 4.Passenger services calling at the station are operated by First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail, Virgin Trains and First ScotRail. Passenger services generally depart towards Blackpool North, Blackpool South, Burnley, Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Victoria, York, Lancaster, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Warrington, Birmingham International, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and London Euston. First ScotRail operate their "Highland" Caledonian Sleeper service with a call at Preston to and from the Scottish Highlands. Parking is available at the station for 939 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.