Jewellery Quarter station

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Jewellery Quarter National Rail Midland Metro
Jewellery Quarter
Train and tram at Jewellery Quarter station
Location
Place Jewellery Quarter
Local authority Birmingham
Coordinates 52°29′23″N 1°54′49″W / 52.4897°N 1.9136°W / 52.4897; -1.9136Coordinates: 52°29′23″N 1°54′49″W / 52.4897°N 1.9136°W / 52.4897; -1.9136
Grid reference SP059879
Operations
Station code JEQ
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2 (train) + 2 (metro)
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   86,529
2005/06 Increase 97,457
2006/07 Increase 0.109 million
2007/08 Increase 0.117 million
2008/09 Increase 0.294 million
2009/10 Steady 0.294 million
2010/11 Increase 0.310 million
2011/12 Increase 0.343 million
2012/13 Increase 0.360 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 1
History
1995 Opened
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Jewellery Quarter from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Jewellery Quarter station is a combined railway station and tram stop, situated in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England. The station is served by London Midland (who operate the station), Chiltern Railways, and the Midland Metro.

The station is set at the mouth of Hockley No 2 Tunnel some 70 feet (20 m) below the elevation of its road-level access point on Vyse Street; stairs and a lift are provided.

London Midland proposed the closure of the ticket office.[1] The request has been denied.[2]

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1995, as part of the "Jewellery Line" project which saw the re-introduction of cross-city services via Birmingham Snow Hill. Midland Metro services commenced in 1999, when its first (and so far only) line from Birmingham to Wolverhampton opened.

No previous station existed at this location, although it is a short distance from the previous Hockley station, opened by the Great Western Railway in 1854 and closed in 1972.

Facilities[edit]

The station has no car park, but ten cycle storage spaces are available.[3]

Services[edit]

Train[edit]

Most trains are operated by London Midland. The Monday to Saturday daytime service sees trains approximately every 10 minutes in each direction, operating between Stourbridge Junction, Birmingham Snow Hill, and either Dorridge or Whitlocks End. Many trains continue beyond Stourbridge to Kidderminster, Worcester Foregate Street or Great Malvern, and some continue beyond Whitlocks End to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Chiltern Railways services operate in peak hours only, between Kidderminster and London Marylebone. Unlike London Midland services, only a few Chiltern trains call at Jewellery Quarter.

Tram[edit]

Midland Metro services operate at frequent intervals, between Birmingham Snow Hill and Wolverhampton St Georges. Mondays to Saturdays, services in each direction run at eight minute intervals during the day, and at fifteen minute intervals during the evenings and on Sundays.[4]


  Preceding station     Midland Metro     Following station  
Soho, Benson Road   Line 1   St Paul's
National Rail National Rail
Birmingham Snow Hill   London Midland
Snow Hill-Worcester
  The Hawthorns
Birmingham Snow Hill   Chiltern Railways
London-Kidderminster
  The Hawthorns

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