More Retail Please!
Davinder Jhamat, Head of Research and Education at BCSC, vents her frustration at Birmingham International station's wasted potential for retail gain.
Now, I very rarely moan but on this occasion I do have a serious beef which needs to be aired.
I'm a daily rail commuter where my hub is Birmingham International station. The serious commuters amongst us can appreciate that when you disembark after a long day at the office a retail offer can only be a good thing for those bare essentials. Don't you think?
I'm not talking about high end fashion brands or anything too bling bling but just the simple things as an express supermarket, a chemist, maybe a dry cleaner / shoe repairer or even a good takeaway. So can someone explain to me why Birmingham International station has none of the above? For it surely has the space for it.
Although I appreciate it is not a regional hub, has no one cottoned onto the fact that with thousands of commuters passing through this station - whether they are journeying to work or using it as a connection to the airport - the potential and value for retail could be immense? Personally, I think the station can do better and benefit more than just a simple WH Smith and Subway offer. So more retail please - the station needs it! We the commuters need it.
It's off my chest now. I just wanted to share the pain with you.
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