Five Ways railway station

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Five Ways National Rail
Five Ways
Location
Place Five Ways
Local authority Birmingham
Coordinates 52°28′12″N 1°54′47″W / 52.470°N 1.913°W / 52.470; -1.913Coordinates: 52°28′12″N 1°54′47″W / 52.470°N 1.913°W / 52.470; -1.913
Grid reference SP059858
Operations
Station code FWY
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   0.450 million
2005/06 Increase 0.480 million
2006/07 Increase 0.514 million
2007/08 Increase 0.564 million
2008/09 Increase 0.990 million
2009/10 Increase 1.043 million
2010/11 Increase 1.050 million
2011/12 Increase 1.345 million
2012/13 Increase 1.350 million
2013/14 Increase 1.447 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 1
History
1885 Original station opened
1944 Original station closed
1978 Current station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Five Ways from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Five Ways railway station is a railway station serving Five Ways and Lee Bank in Birmingham, England. It is situated on the Cross-City Line.

History[edit]

LMS Birmingham to Five Ways train ticket, issued on 17 May 1927

The original station was opened in 1885 as part of the extension of the Midland Railway's Birmingham West Suburban Railway. It fell prey to competition from local bus services, and was closed in 1944 as a wartime economy measure, under the auspices of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. The original station building was then leased for commercial uses, in which it remains occupied to this day.

The station was rebuilt and reopened in 1978, as part of the creation of the Cross-City Line services. Built with its main entrance on Lee Bank Middleway, the cost of building the station (approximately £300,000), was met by the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive.

Ticket barriers were installed at the start of 2009, and became operational shortly before the end of April that same year.

The station achieved a milestone in 2009/10 by having over 1 million "entries and exits" as denoted by ticket sales.

Local attractions[edit]

Five Ways is the nearest railway station to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston cricket ground and the Birmingham Oratory.

Services[edit]

The station is served by London Midland local "Cross-City" services, operated by Class 323 electrical multiple units. Trains operate every 10 minutes during Monday-Saturday daytimes, every 10–20 minutes Monday-Saturday evenings, and every 30 minutes on Sundays.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
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