Camp Hill Line

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Camp Hill Line
Type Heavy rail
System National Rail
Status Operational
Locale West Midlands
Termini Birmingham New Street
Kings Norton
Stations 0
Owner Network Rail
Operator(s) CrossCountry
London Midland
Rolling stock Class 150
Class 170 "Turbostar"
Class 172 "Turbostar"
Class 220 "Voyager"
Class 221 "Super Voyager"
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Camp Hill Line
Cross-City Line
Birmingham New Street
Curzon Street
Cross-City Line
West Coast Main Line
(Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line)
Birmingham to Peterboro' Line
Chiltern Main Line/
Birmingham to Stratford Line
Camp Hill Goods
Camp Hill
Brighton Road
Kings Heath
Cross-City Line
Kings Norton
Cross-City Line &
Cross Country Route

The Camp Hill line is a railway line in the West Midlands which lies between Kings Norton on the Cross-City Line and Birmingham New Street via Proof House junction.

It originated in a link between the first terminus at Camp Hill of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway and the London and Birmingham Railway's Curzon Street.

Passengers services were withdrawn in 1941 as a "Wartime Economy Measure", but the line remains open for freight traffic and for longer distance passenger train services. Seven railway stations along the line have been demolished; they are:

Future plans[edit]

The reinstatement of local rail services to the former Camp Hill Line has been a long term aspiration of the City,[1] and during 2007, Birmingham City Council announced that they were looking into the possibility of reopening the line between Kings Norton and Birmingham Moor Street via the construction of a railway viaduct from Sparkbrook to Bordesley, where trains will be taken into the "old" Birmingham Moor Street station. In October 2007, a 1500-name petition was handed in to the council asking for the line to be re-opened.[2]

Proposed station sites are:

Proposals for the reopening were estimated at a cost of around £170 million. This would include a 3 train per hour service between Birmingham Moor Street and Kings Norton, as well as the restoration of the island platform at Kings Norton for passenger use.


  1. ^ "Reinstatement of Camp Hill Rail Services Moves A Step Closer". Birmingham City Council. 2007-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Camp Hill railway petition delivered". Birmingham Post. 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 

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