List of railway stations in the West Midlands

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This is a list of railway stations within the West Midlands, a metropolitan county in central England which includes the cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. It includes all railway stations in the West Midlands that currently have regular timetabled train services, as well as certain stations outside the county which are within the area supported by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM),[a] formerly known as Centro.[b] Transport within the West Midlands is subsidised by TfWM, who since 2006 have used the brand name Network West Midlands to demonstrate the 'joined-up' nature of the regions bus and rail networks.[1][2]

The West Midlands rail network is divided into five zones, centred on Birmingham city centre.[3] This is mainly for the purpose of defining season ticket boundaries. For example, a ticket valid in zones 1 and 2 can be used for travel between any station in those zones, but cannot be used to travel to zone 3 or beyond. The outside boundary is formed by the railway stations at Wolverhampton, Bloxwich North, Blake Street, Coventry, Dorridge, Earlswood, Longbridge, Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town, inclusively.[4]

Stations

Birmingham New Street lies at the hub of the West Midland rail network.

The following table lists the name of each station, along with the year it first opened, the metropolitan district in which the station lies, and the zone in which it is situated. Midland Metro tram stops are not listed, except for locations which have an interchange with rail services.[5] The table also shows the train operators who currently serve each station, and the final two columns give information on the number of passengers using each station in recent years, as collated by the Office of Rail and Road, a Government body. The figures are based on ticket sales, and are given to the nearest 100.[6]

Station Year
opened
Metropolitan
borough[7][c]
Zone[8] Served by[9] Station users
2014-15[6]
Station users
2015-16[6]
Acocks Green 1852[10] Birmingham 3 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
427,500 450,100
Adderley Park 1860[11] Birmingham 2 London Midland 59,200 73,300
Aston 1854[12] Birmingham 2 London Midland 489,500 533,300
Berkswell 1884[13] Solihull 5 London Midland 264,500 295,000
Bescot Stadium 1847[14] Sandwell 4 London Midland 136,400 156,000
Birmingham International 1976[15] Solihull 5 Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
London Midland
Virgin Trains
5,128,800 5,772,800
Birmingham Moor Street 1909[16] Birmingham 1 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
6,521,300 6,874,200
Birmingham New Street 1851[17] Birmingham 1 Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
London Midland
Virgin Trains
35,312,800 39,077,000
Birmingham Snow Hill 1852[18][d] Birmingham 1 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
Midland Metro
4,538,100 4,713,200
Blake Street 1884[19] Birmingham 5 London Midland 344,000 378,000
Bloxwich 1989[20] Walsall 5 London Midland 40,200 43,800
Bloxwich North 1990[20] Walsall 5 London Midland 41,000 46,800
Bordesley 1855[21] Birmingham 2 London Midland 11,600 13,400
Bournville 1876[22] Birmingham 3 London Midland 1,034,200 1,106,300
Butlers Lane 1957[23] Birmingham 5 London Midland 206,600 221,600
Canley 1940[24] Coventry 5 London Midland 274,300 327,600
Chester Road 1863[25] Birmingham 3 London Midland 815,600 882,000
Coseley 1852[26][e] Dudley 5 London Midland 411,600 454,100
Coventry 1838[27] Coventry 5 CrossCountry
London Midland
Virgin Trains
6,252,900 6,921,400
Coventry Arena 2016[28] Coventry 5 London Midland 12,000
Cradley Heath 1863[29] Sandwell 5 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
740,800 772,700
Dorridge 1852[30] Solihull 5 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
654,700 700,300
Duddeston 1837[31] Birmingham 2 London Midland 188,600 217,600
Dudley Port 1852[32][f] Sandwell 4 London Midland 421,400 458,000
Earlswood[a] 1908[33] Solihull 5 London Midland 36,200 35,600
Erdington 1862[34] Birmingham 3 London Midland 826,400 884,000
Five Ways 1885[35][g] Birmingham 1 London Midland 1,452,700 1,585,900
Four Oaks 1884[36] Birmingham 5 London Midland 640,300 700,500
Gravelly Hill 1862[37] Birmingham 2 London Midland 684,500 736,000
Hall Green 1908[38] Birmingham 3 London Midland 385,300 413,000
Hampton-in-Arden 1837[39][h] Solihull 5 London Midland 125,400 144,700
Hamstead 1862[40] Birmingham 3 London Midland 256,000 281,800
Jewellery Quarter 1995[41] Birmingham 1 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
Midland Metro
392,500 427,200
Kings Norton 1849[42] Birmingham 3 London Midland 1,145,800 1,236,500
Langley Green 1885[43] Sandwell 3 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
169,900 181,000
Lea Hall 1939[44] Birmingham 3 London Midland 486,900 536,400
Longbridge 1978[45][i] Birmingham 4 London Midland 832,000 919,200
Lye 1863[46] Dudley 5 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
82,100 90,400
Marston Green 1844[47] Solihull 4 London Midland 621,700 698,000
Northfield 1870[48] Birmingham 4 London Midland 777,400 845,300
Old Hill 1866[49] Sandwell 4 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
185,400 189,500
Olton 1869[50] Solihull 4 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
424,700 460,800
Perry Barr 1837[51] Birmingham 2 London Midland 683,600 635,100
Rowley Regis 1867[52] Sandwell 3 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
921,100 1,015,500
Sandwell and Dudley 1852[53] Sandwell 4 London Midland
Virgin Trains
831,800 909,000
Selly Oak 1876[54] Birmingham 2 London Midland 2,432,600 2,670,900
Shirley 1908[55] Solihull 4 London Midland 329,500 357,200
Small Heath 1863[56] Birmingham 2 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
116,600 128,300
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1995[57] Sandwell 2 Arriva Trains Wales
Chiltern Railways
London Midland
577,200 639,600
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1852[58] Sandwell 2 London Midland 407,400 454,200
Solihull 1852[59] Solihull 4 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
1,742,000 1,833,900
Spring Road 1908[60] Birmingham 3 London Midland 160,800 163,000
Stechford 1844[61] Birmingham 3 London Midland 388,800 431,900
Stourbridge Junction 1852[62] Dudley 5 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
1,323,800 1,434,300
Stourbridge Town 1879[63][j] Dudley 5 London Midland 497,700 545,700
Sutton Coldfield 1862[64][k] Birmingham 4 London Midland 1,475,400 1,572,700
Tame Bridge Parkway 1990[65] Sandwell 4 London Midland 534,600 578,200
The Hawthorns 1931[66][l] Sandwell 2 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
Midland Metro
422,800 439,900
Tile Hill 1864[20] Coventry 5 London Midland 543,900 629,200
Tipton 1852[67] Sandwell 5 London Midland 287,200 320,200
Tyseley 1906[68] Birmingham 2 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
202,100 209,400
University 1978[69] Birmingham 2 CrossCountry
London Midland
2,977,200 3,205,500
Walsall 1849[70][m] Walsall 4 London Midland 1,303,200 1,404,500
Whitlocks End 1936[71] Solihull 4 London Midland 135,900 143,200
Widney Manor 1899[72] Solihull 4 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
354,500 373,600
Witton 1876[73] Birmingham 2 London Midland 262,600 296,300
Wolverhampton 1852[74][n] Wolverhampton 5 Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
London Midland
Virgin Trains
4,495,900 4,746,300
Wylde Green 1862[75] Birmingham 4 London Midland 536,800 585,800
Wythall[a] 1908[76] Bromsgrove 5 London Midland 52,000 55,000
Yardley Wood 1908[77] Birmingham 3 London Midland 397,300 428,300

See also

Footnotes

a Wythall is in Worcestershire, and Earlswood lies on the border between the West Midlands and Warwickshire, however they are within zone 5 of the Network West Midlands area.[3]
b Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is the operating arm of the West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority (WMPTA) which sets policies and budgets for the executive. The WMPTA is a political body, made up of a number of councillors appointed from the seven West Midlands metropolitan borough councils.[78]
c
Numbered map of the seven metropolitan district councils[7]
1: Wolverhampton
2: Dudley
3: Walsall
4: Sandwell
5: Birmingham
6: Solihull
7: Coventry
d Birmingham Snow Hill was closed to passengers from 1972 to 1987.[18]
e Coseley was closed in 1902, and rebuilt approximately 400 metres away from its original site.[26]
f Two years previously, in 1850, a station was built nearby by the South Staffordshire line. When the Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway built their station, they became known as Dudley Port Low Level, and Dudley Port High Level respectively. When the earlier station was closed to passengers in 1964, the High Level suffix was dropped from the surviving station.[32][79]
g Five Ways was closed to passengers from 1944 to 1978.[35]
h Hampton-in-Arden was closed in 1884, and rebuilt approximately 400 metres away from its original site.[39]
i The present Longbridge is the second station to bear the name - the original stood some distance away on the now-closed branch to Halesowen from 1915 to 1964.[45][80]
j Stourbridge Town was closed to passengers from 1915 to 1919.[63]
k Built by the London and North Western Railway, the station is the only survivor of the three stations that once served the town. Both Sutton Town and Sutton Park stations were opened in 1879 by the Midland Railway, and closed in 1924 and 1965 respectively.[64][81][82]
l The Hawthorns was closed to passengers from 1968 to 1995.[66]
m Two years earlier, in 1847, a temporary station had been built at Bridgeman Place.[70]
n In 1854 a second station was opened at Wolverhampton by the Great Western Railway. This became known as Wolverhampton Low Level, whilst the earlier London and North Western Railway station became known as Wolverhampton High Level. Wolverhampton Low Level was closed to passengers in 1972 and fully in 1981. The High Level station (now known as just Wolverhampton) remains open.[74][83]

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External links

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