Acocks Green railway station

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Acocks Green National Rail
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Location
Place Acocks Green
Local authority City of Birmingham
Coordinates 52°26′56″N 1°49′05″W / 52.449°N 1.818°W / 52.449; -1.818Coordinates: 52°26′56″N 1°49′05″W / 52.449°N 1.818°W / 52.449; -1.818
Grid reference SP123835
Operations
Station code ACG
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 0.149 million
2005/06 Increase 0.150 million
2006/07 Increase 0.160 million
2007/08 Increase 0.161 million
2008/09 Increase 0.384 million
2009/10 Increase 0.384 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.382 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.372 million
2012/13 Increase 0.389 million
2013/14 Increase 0.415 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 3
History
1 October 1852 Station opens as Acocks Green
1878 Station renamed Acocks Green and South Yardley
6 May 1968 Station renamed Acocks Green
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Acocks Green from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Acocks Green railway station (previously known as Acocks Green & South Yardley) serves the Acocks Green area of Birmingham, in the West Midlands of England. Pre-nationalisation a GWR station on their main line from London (Paddington) to Birkenhead (Woodside) the station is now served by London Midland, who manage the station, and by Chiltern Railways.

History[edit]

Acocks Green was built to connect the local community to the industrialised areas of the city. Although the station never had a goods yard, Acocks Green boasted 4 platforms, and a loop line on the northbound slow line. British Rail rationalisation led to the removal of the slow lines (and loop) in both directions and the demolition of one island platform to allow for the construction of the current car park.

Services[edit]

The station is served by three trains per hour in each direction between Birmingham Snow Hill and Dorridge. The Birmingham trains continue to either Stourbridge Junction or Kidderminster. One Dorridge service per hour continues to Stratford-upon-Avon, in peak hours some services extend to Leamington Spa.

The remaining platforms
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Tyseley   Chiltern Railways
London - Birmingham
  Olton
Tyseley   London Midland
Leamington-Worcester
  Olton

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