One way system at Birmingham New Street

Glynn Magheramorne made this Freedom of Information request to Network Rail Limited

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Glynn Magheramorne

Dear Network Rail Limited,

It is noted that at Birmingham New Street all passengers must enter via the Stephenson Street entrance by the tram stop.

However railway staff are being allowed to enter at all points.

The entrance from the Smallbrook Queensway side has two sets of doors, so one could be used for entry and one for exit; anyone attempting to enter is turned away (thus causing more potential contacts with other people than if they were allowed to enter) unless they are rail staff, who are allowed through.

Please can you explain why rail staff are allowed to enter this station at entrances that are advertised as 'Exit only' to all passengers; how is it safe for staff to enter against the flow of passengers, but unsafe for passengers to enter?

Please also provide a copy of any materials relating to the decision to close exits/entrances at Birmingham New Street, including any relevant risk assessments and exemptions in place for railway staff.

Yours faithfully,

Glynn Magheramorne

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Reference number: FOI2020/00904

Dear Gynn Magheramorne

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Reference number: FOI2020/00904

Dear Glynn Magheramorne

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Yours sincerely

Najea Begum | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 01908 782405 | 07732640993
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

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