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A New Birmingham New Street Station!

BBC News reports that Birmingham New Street station has received government funding towards a well needed revamp. Local press are no doubt celebrating this news because New Street is a bit of a 60s and 70s nightmare in places. The on platform waiting rooms are too cold in winter and too hot in summer, the walkways are lethal when wet and there are pigeons everywhere.

(If you’re not familiar with Tom Lehrer’s song “Poisoning Pigeons In The Park” then please enjoy this video and share the irritation of this regular commuter.)

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