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Leicester Train Station

Leicester railway station, operated by East Midlands Trains, serves the Leicestershire city of Leicester and lies on the main line from London St Pancras to Sheffield and Nottingham. The station has a staffed ticket office and passengers are also 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, First Class Lounge, pay phones, public wifi, cafe, shops, toilets and baby changing facilities.

The station is an interchange point between the Midland Main Line from London St Pancras to Leeds and services on the Cross Country Route from Birmingham through Cambridge to Stansted Airport and Norwich. Plans are underway to electrify the section of the Midland Main Line that is not electrified. Once completed faster speeds will be possible and as a result journey times to London will be under one hour.

Passenger services calling at the station are operated by East Midlands Trains and Cross Country. Destinations available include London, Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield, Leeds, York, Lincoln, Skegness, Kettering, Bedford, Luton, Loughborough, Birmingham, Cambridge, Stanstead Airport and Peterborough.

Parking is available at the station for 515 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.