Duddeston railway station

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Duddeston National Rail
Duddeston Station (7264324238).jpg
Duddeston station
Location
Place Duddeston
Local authority Birmingham
Coordinates 52°29′17″N 1°52′16″W / 52.488°N 1.871°W / 52.488; -1.871Coordinates: 52°29′17″N 1°52′16″W / 52.488°N 1.871°W / 52.488; -1.871
Grid reference SP088878
Operations
Station code DUD
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  49,832
2005/06 Increase 52,156
2006/07 Increase 55,676
2007/08 Increase 59,850
2008/09 Increase 0.135 million
2009/10 Increase 0.138 million
2010/11 Increase 0.141 million
2011/12 Increase 0.180 million
2012/13 Increase 0.182 million
2013/14 Increase 0.190 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 2
History
1837 Opened as Vauxhall station
1869 Rebuilt and reopened
1889 renamed Vauxhall and Duddeston
6 May 1974 renamed Duddeston
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Duddeston from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Duddeston railway station is situated in the Duddeston area of Birmingham, England on the Redditch-Birmingham New Street-Lichfield Cross-City Line and the Walsall line. Services on both lines are usually operated by Class 323 electric multiple units.

Duddeston opened in 1837 as Vauxhall station, the temporary Birmingham terminus of the Grand Junction Railway from Warrington. When the permanent terminus at Curzon Street opened in 1839, Vauxhall became a goods-only station until it was rebuilt and re-opened in 1869 under the LNWR. It was renamed Vauxhall and Duddeston in 1889. In 1941 it was hit by a bomb during a night raid and was completely destroyed. It was rebuilt in a temporary fashion, and in the mid-1950s it caught fire and was subsequently rebuilt. It was renamed Duddeston on 6 May 1974.[1]

The entrance and ticket hall are over the tracks, on the Duddeston Mill Road bridge. The former Midland Railway line to Derby is nearby.

Vauxhall station in 1837.
Platform artwork and disused sheds

Adjacent are railway sheds that were once used for industrial purposes. They are now disused and the entrance has been blocked to prevent trespassing. A shed on the opposite side of the station to the remaining sheds has been demolished and its site is wasteland. The station has two island platforms serving four tracks, but only one island platform remains in use; the other has fallen into disrepair.

The remaining platform features artwork on black metal backgrounds.

Services[edit]

Two services in each direction run every hour:

  • on the Walsall Line, between Walsall and Birmingham New Street, calling at all stations. Some early morning and late evening trains on weekdays continue past Walsall to Hednesford or Rugeley Trent Valley.

London Midland proposed the closure of the ticket office.[2] The request has been denied.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Midland
London Midland

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. ^ "Proposed changes to ticket office opening hours". Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19627116

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