Dorridge railway station

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Dorridge National Rail
Dorridge
Location
Place Dorridge
Local authority Solihull
Grid reference SP169748
Operations
Station code DDG
Managed by Chiltern Railways
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 0.302 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.290 million
2006/07 Increase 0.301 million
2007/08 Increase 0.305 million
2008/09 Increase 0.601 million
2009/10 Increase 0.603 million
2010/11 Increase 0.610 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.575 million
2012/13 Increase 0.612 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 5
History
Key dates Opened 1852 (1852)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dorridge from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dorridge railway station serves the village of Dorridge in the West Midlands of England. The station is served by Chiltern Railways, who manage the station, and also by London Midland.

History[edit]

The station was built by the Great Western Railway in 1852, on their line from Birmingham to Oxford. In the past, the station was known as Knowle and Dorridge, as it also serves the nearby village of Knowle. Prior to electrification of the former LMS line from London Euston to Birmingham New Street the former GWR London Paddington - Birkenhead Woodside trains passed through the station but did not stop.

The station was renamed from Knowle to Dorridge on 6 May 1974.[1]

Services[edit]

Dorridge is the terminus of many London Midland services from Stourbridge Junction, Kidderminster or beyond, via Birmingham Snow Hill. It is also a stop on the Chiltern Railways route from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill or Kidderminster. Platforms 1 & 2 are used for the Chiltern Railways services, while platform 3 is where the London Midland services terminate/start from. LM trains normally only run through to & from Leamington during peak hours, though since the December 2013 timetable changes, one weekday & Saturday Stourbridge Junction service per hour is extended to run to & from Stratford-upon-Avon.[2]

1963 crash[edit]

On 15 August 1963 three train crew died in the Knowle and Dorridge rail crash. The three fatalities occurred when a signalman's error in Knowle and Dorridge signal box allowed an express train to collide at 20 mph with a freight train in the station, killing the express train crew.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine (London: IPC Transport Press Ltd) 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923. 
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 71

External links[edit]

A northward view of Dorridge railway station in 2010.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Widney Manor   Chiltern Railways
London-Birmingham
  Lapworth
Solihull   Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Main Line fast services
  Warwick Parkway
Widney Manor   London Midland
Leamington-Worcester
  Lapworth
Limited Service

Coordinates: 52°22′19″N 1°45′11″W / 52.372°N 1.753°W / 52.372; -1.753