Langley Green railway station

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Langley Green National Rail
Langley Green
Langley Green railway station in 2010.
Location
Place Langley Green
Local authority Sandwell
Grid reference SO997883
Operations
Station code LGG
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   49,109
2005/06 Increase 51,566
2006/07 Increase 57,938
2007/08 Increase 60,891
2008/09 Increase 128,590
2009/10 Increase 133,946
2010/11 Increase 140,016
2011/12 Increase 161,496
2012/13 Increase 0.167 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 3
History
Key dates Opened 1 May 1885 (1 May 1885)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Langley Green from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Langley Green railway station serves the Langley Green area of Oldbury in Sandwell, in the West Midlands of England. It is located on the Birmingham to Worcester via Kidderminster Line. The station is managed by London Midland, who provide the majority of train services; there are also occasional services provided by Chiltern Railways.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 May 1885 by the Great Western Railway on their line from Birmingham Snow Hill to Stourbridge Junction.[1][2] There was also a Great Western Railway branch from here to Oldbury, a large town to the north. The Oldbury branch closed to passengers on 3 March 1915;[2] and the remains of this line and its platforms can still be seen at Langley Green station.

The line from Smethwick West through to Snow Hill closed in 1972. In the run up to closure the sparse service to Snow Hill terminated at Langley Green, with Kidderminster services diverted into Birmingham New Street. This continued until 1995 when the line through Snow Hill to Birmingham Moor Street was restored. Some Hereford & Worcester to New Street trains continued to run via the Smethwick Jcn - Galton Junction curve until May 2004, but the route today is only used for diversions if the normal route to Snow Hill is closed for engineering work.

Services[edit]

The typical Monday-Saturday daytime service is every 30 minutes, between Stourbridge Junction and Birmingham Snow Hill, with alternate trains continuing beyond Birmingham to Dorridge or Whitlocks End. Most daytime trains on both routes trains continue through to Stratford-upon-Avon since the winter 2013 timetable change.[3] Most local services are run by Class 172 Diesel Multiple Unit currently, with the Chiltern Railways services ran by either Class 165 or 168 DMUs.

There are additional services at peak times, though Chiltern Railways services to/from London Marylebone no longer call.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. 
  2. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  3. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14; Table 71 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Smethwick Galton Bridge   London Midland
Leamington-Worcester
  Rowley Regis
Smethwick Galton Bridge   Chiltern Railways
London-Kidderminster
  Rowley Regis
Disused railways
Rood End
Station Closed, Line Open
  Great Western Railway
Later British Rail
  Rowley Regis
Oldbury
Station and Line closed
  Great Western Railway
Later British Rail
Oldbury Railway
  Terminus

Coordinates: 52°29′38″N 2°00′18″W / 52.494°N 2.005°W / 52.494; -2.005