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.
The island platform of Birmingham Airport AirRail Link station.
What’s this? What a terribly long wait when in a rush.
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.
Pressing the “demand” button to demand my train to come to the platform.
After what seemed to be the longest 3 minutes I’ve ever felt, here comes the AirRail Link train.
Boarding the AirRail Link.
Ready to depart from Birmingham Airport.
Heading on the main straight alignment to Birmingham International.
The other train parked in the middle of the line for the night.
Turning into Birmingham International AirRail Link station.
Arriving at Birmingham International AirRail Link station. The ride took about 90 seconds but it felt like eternity.
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.