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Birmingham International railway station

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Birmingham International railway station is located in the borough of Solihull, just east of the city of Birmingham in England.

The station is on the West Coast Main Line and serves both Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre. The railway station lies next to the M42 motorway. The 'International' in its name refers to the airport, not to an international railway service. The station opened in 1975 and has regular train services between Birmingham and London.

A maglev service ran from the airport terminal to the railway station from 1984 until 1995. The train "flew" at an altitude of 15 mm over a track 600 m in length. It operated for nearly 11 years, but was scrapped because spare parts for the system were no longer available. It was replaced by a bus. More recently, a pair of cable cars running on railway tracks use the old maglev route.

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