Camp Hill Line
|Camp Hill Line|
|Termini||Birmingham New Street
|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 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
Passengers services were withdrawn in 1941 as a "Wartime Economy Measure", but the line remains open for freight traffic and for longer distance passenger train services.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:
The reinstatement of local rail services to the former Camp Hill Line has been a long term aspiration of the City, 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.
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.
- "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.
- "Camp Hill railway petition delivered". Birmingham Post. 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
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- Birmingham City Council Camp Hill Railway Line Study Public Report, July 2007
- Birmingham City Council Detailed map of the proposed railway chord linking the Camp Hill line into Moor Street Station