Bloxwich railway station

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Bloxwich National Rail
Bloxwich
Location
Place Bloxwich
Local authority Walsall
Grid reference SJ993022
Operations
Station code BLX
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  16,080
2005/06 Increase 16,317
2006/07 Increase 21,129
2007/08 Increase 24,003
2008/09 Increase 38,952
2009/10 Increase 42,602
2010/11 Increase 42,726
2011/12 Decrease 39,114
2012/13 Increase 41,808
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 5
History
Key dates Opened 1989 (1989)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bloxwich from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bloxwich railway station serves the large village 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 present station opened in 1989, as part of the first stage of the reopening of the Chase Line from Walsall to Hednesford to passenger trains. An earlier Bloxwich station existed a few hundred yards to the south, just north of the level crossing and adjacent to the existing Bloxwich Signal Box (which in April 2011 retained its British Railways London Midland Region white-on-maroon enamel sign). That station closed to passengers on 18 January 1965 and to goods on 10 August 1964.

Services[edit]

Typically, Monday to Saturday daytimes, Bloxwich 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 7 minutes to Walsall and 31 minutes to Birmingham New Street.

The original LNWR station closed in 1965

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Coordinates: 52°37′05″N 2°00′40″W / 52.618°N 2.011°W / 52.618; -2.011