Bordesley railway station

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Bordesley National Rail
Bordesley railway station, Birmingham, geograph-4190829-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
The station in 2014, looking towards the city centre.
Location
Place Bordesley
Local authority City of Birmingham
Coordinates 52°28′16″N 1°52′37″W / 52.471°N 1.877°W / 52.471; -1.877Coordinates: 52°28′16″N 1°52′37″W / 52.471°N 1.877°W / 52.471; -1.877
Grid reference SP084860
Operations
Station code BBS
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 9,981
2005/06 Decrease 3,551
2006/07 Increase 3,697
2007/08 Increase 3,996
2008/09 Increase 5,594
2009/10 Increase 7,410
2010/11 Decrease 7,306
2011/12 Increase 14,134
2012/13 Decrease 12,592
2013/14 Decrease 12,434
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 2
History
Key dates Opened 1855 (1855)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bordesley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bordesley railway station is a small railway station serving the area of Bordesley in Birmingham, England located between Birmingham Moor Street and Small Heath stations. The current minimal level of service at the station is provided by London Midland services between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stratford-upon-Avon.

The platforms are above street level, as the railway line here is on a viaduct. The only public access is from Coventry Road, directly underneath the railway bridge.

Services[edit]

Since May 2007, the station has been served by a single weekly parliamentary train in one direction only. Currently this is the 13:19 train from Whitlocks End to Great Malvern which calls at Bordesley at 13:37 [1] on Saturdays only.

The station primarily serves as a match day stop for nearby St Andrew's stadium of Birmingham City Football Club, and additional services stop there when there are home fixtures.

Between January and February 2011 the station was closed temporarily for platform repair work.[2][3]

History[edit]

Bordesley station was opened in 1855 by the Great Western Railway on their main line from London (Paddington) to Birkenhead (Woodside). It was originally a two platform station, but was rebuilt as a four platform station with two island platforms when the line was upgraded to four tracks during 1915. The station once had extensive cattle sidings adjacent to and on Duddeston Viaduct.[4][5]

View SE, towards Leamington and the south in 1962

The station still carries the painted lettering "BR(W) Bordesley Cattle Station", and "Bordesley Cattle Station GWR" from the time when, as part of the Great Western Railway and later British Rail's (Western) region, it was used to bring cattle from the countryside to the Bull Ring markets.[6]

The station was downgraded in the 1960s to minimal facilities and services, and one island platform was taken out of use. Its main function since has been to cater for football fans travelling to Birmingham City's St Andrews football ground on match days.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.opentraintimes.com/schedule/P36541/2013/1/5
  2. ^ "Temporary closure of Bordesley station for urgent repair works". Londonmidland.com. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  3. ^ "The train not standing". TheBirminghamPress.com. 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Bordesley station". Warwickshire Railways. Warwickshire railways. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  5. ^ warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/gwrbg82.htm
  6. ^ "Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Bordesley Station". Railaroundbirmingham.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Birmingham Moor Street   London Midland
Birmingham-Stratford
  Small Heath