Birmingham Airport AirRail Link: Birmingham Airport to Birmingham International Railway Station by Train

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With just 20 minutes from touch down from my Ryanair flight from Dublin to my train’s departure from Birmingham International back to Oxford, it was a rather tense rush for me to get to Birmingham International Railway Station via the Birmingham Airport AirRail Link as quickly as I could or risk spending the night in Birmingham.

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The island platform of Birmingham Airport AirRail Link station.

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What’s this? What a terribly long wait when in a rush.

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During low demand hours from 9pm to 12.30am, only one train on one track is in operation, with a demand button on the platform to call for the train.

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Pressing the “demand” button to demand my train to come to the platform.

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After what seemed to be the longest 3 minutes I’ve ever felt, here comes the AirRail Link train.

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Bye EU.

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Boarding the AirRail Link.

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Ready to depart from Birmingham Airport.

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Heading on the main straight alignment to Birmingham International.

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The other train parked in the middle of the line for the night.

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Turning into Birmingham International AirRail Link station.

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Arriving at Birmingham International AirRail Link station. The ride took about 90 seconds but it felt like eternity.

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Running to the railway station to catch my train to Oxford, along with a few other people. Looks like it’s not just me who connects to trains dangerously.

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