Blake Street railway station

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Blake Street National Rail
Blake Street Station - geograph.org.uk - 1258485.jpg
Location
Place Hill Hook
Local authority Birmingham
Grid reference SK106007
Operations
Station code BKT
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 0.168 million
2005/06 Increase 0.172 million
2006/07 Increase 0.176 million
2007/08 Increase 0.184 million
2008/09 Increase 0.339 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.332 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.326 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.313 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.307 million
2013/14 Increase 0.338 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 5
History
Key dates Opened 1884 (1884)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Blake Street from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Blake Street Station in 1962

Blake Street railway station serves the Hill Hook area of Sutton Coldfield, England. It is situated on the Cross-City Line, located on the county boundary between the West Midlands and Staffordshire. The station is managed by London Midland, who operate all trains serving it.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1884, when the London and North Western Railway extended their line from Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield northward to Lichfield. More recently, Blake Street has become one of the stations on the Cross-City Line.

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 10 minutes (Monday–Saturday), with four trains per hour southbound; two to Longbridge and two to Redditch. Northbound there is four trains per hour as well: two to Lichfield Trent Valley and two to Lichfield City. On Sundays, trains run every 30 minutes between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch.

A few trains a day start and terminate at Blake Street which start or end at Longbridge, Redditch or Birmingham New Street.

The typical journey time to Birmingham New Street is 29 minutes.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Midland
Terminus London Midland

Coordinates: 52°36′18″N 1°50′42″W / 52.605°N 1.845°W / 52.605; -1.845