Jewellery Quarter station
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|Train and tram at Jewellery Quarter station|
|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*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
|Midland Metro platforms, looking towards Birmingham.|
|Platforms in use||2|
|Date opened||31 May 1999|
|Services||Birmingham - Wolverhampton|
|Usage||Approx 900 passengers daily (2013) |
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.
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.
The station has no car park, but ten cycle storage spaces are available.
The station frontage on Vyse Street, with to the right a grade II listed cast-iron urinal.
A Worcester-bound train on platform 1, far below street level which is on the level of the top floor of the building behind.
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.
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.
|Preceding station||Midland Metro||Following station|
|Soho, Benson Road||Line 1||St Paul's|
|Birmingham Snow Hill||London Midland
|Birmingham Snow Hill||Chiltern Railways
- "2013 West Midlands Travel Trends". centro.org. Centro. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
- "Proposed changes to ticket office opening hours". Retrieved 24 July 2011.
- "Metro". Network West Midlands. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
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- Train times and station information for Jewellery Quarter station from National Rail
- Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Jewellery Quarter railway station