Bloxwich North railway station

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Bloxwich North National Rail
Bloxwich North
Location
Place Bloxwich
Local authority Walsall
Grid reference SJ989029
Operations
Station code BWN
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  18,583
2005/06 Increase 20,927
2006/07 Increase 23,824
2007/08 Increase 26,634
2008/09 Increase 41,528
2009/10 Increase 42,904
2010/11 Increase 49,742
2011/12 Decrease 45,402
2012/13 Decrease 44,464
2013/14 Increase 47,426
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 5
History
Original company London Midland Region of British Railways
2 October 1990 Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bloxwich North from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bloxwich North railway station serves the town of Bloxwich, in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, West Midlands, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland.

History[edit]

The Chase Line from Walsall to Hednesford was reopened to passenger trains in 1989. Bloxwich North station opened the following year, on 2 October 1990,[1] to serve an area of new housing on the northern edge of the town. Initially, the station was just opened experimentally, although it has remained in place since then. Before opening, the station was known as Broad Lane,[1][2] and it was possible to buy tickets to or from there to supplement a West Midlands pass.

Services[edit]

Typically, Monday to Saturday daytimes, Bloxwich North is served by one train per hour in each direction between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley where connections to Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe are available, although a small number of trains (2 per day on weekdays) terminate at Hednesford. Services are usually operated by Class 170 diesel trains. During the morning and evening peak, trains to Walsall and Birmingham run at an increased 30 minute frequency. Journey times are typically 9 minutes to Walsall and 33 minutes to Birmingham New Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 37, 45. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Baker, S.K. (1990) [1977]. Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland (6th ed.). Yeovil: Oxford Publishing Co. p. 41, section A2. ISBN 0-86093-474-8. T474. 

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 52°37′34″N 2°01′08″W / 52.626°N 2.019°W / 52.626; -2.019