Northfield railway station

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Northfield National Rail
Northfield
Location
Place Northfield
Local authority Birmingham
Coordinates 52°24′29″N 1°57′50″W / 52.408°N 1.964°W / 52.408; -1.964Coordinates: 52°24′29″N 1°57′50″W / 52.408°N 1.964°W / 52.408; -1.964
Grid reference SP024789
Operations
Station code NFD
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   0.272 million
2005/06 Increase 0.296 million
2006/07 Increase 0.306 million
2007/08 Increase 0.333 million
2008/09 Increase 0.587 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.565 million
2010/11 Increase 0.589 million
2011/12 Increase 0.743 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.739 million
2013/14 Increase 0.775 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 4
History
Key dates Opened 1870 (1870)
1978 Rebuilt
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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 Northfield from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Northfield railway station serves the Northfield area of Birmingham, England. It is situated on the Cross-City Line. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 September 1870 by the Midland Railway. In 1892, the line through Northfield was quadrupled.

In 1913 it was the subject of an arson attack by suffragettes. Fortunately, the fire was extinguished before serious damage was done.[1]

Services[edit]

Northfield is served by trains on the Cross-City Line, which operate every 10 minutes Monday-Saturday daytimes, every 10-20 minutes Monday-Saturday evenings, and every 30 minutes on Sundays. It has two platforms, with a disused island platform in the centre of the four-track lines. The station has a small car park provided free by Centro and a bus stop which is served by the number 19 operated by Diamond Bus. The number 27 bus stops close by, at the entrance to the station car park. The station is located between Station Road and Copse Close. The station is geographically on the outskirts of Northfield, being right on the border with West Heath.

Facilities[edit]

The station has a ticket office and Automated Ticket Machines. The station is also equipped with Real-Time Information boards and recorded announcements.

The station and line are on an embankment.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Midland

Disabled access[edit]

There is step-free access from the car park to the ticket office and to platform 1, for trains towards Birmingham New Street. Platform 4, for trains towards Longbridge, was only accessible via steps and a subway. However, in 2013, lifts were built on both sides of the subway to allow access to both platforms.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tamworth Herald - Saturday 01 November 1913