Sandwell and Dudley railway station
|Sandwell and Dudley|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Opened (as Oldbury and Bromford Lane)
Rebuilt and renamed
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sandwell and Dudley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Sandwell and Dudley railway station is on the Stour Valley Section of the West Coast Main Line, on the outskirts of Oldbury town centre on Bromford Lane (the main route towards West Bromwich, West Midlands), England.
It was originally opened as 'Oldbury' in 1852 and was one of two stations in the town. The more centrally located Great Western Railway Oldbury was located on the site of the bingo hall opposite the Sainsburys supermarket and was the only station on the GWR's Oldbury Branch Line from Langley Green.
However, in 1984 it was rebuilt as a railway station designed to serve the metropolitan boroughs of Sandwell and Dudley with a new name to suit. It was equipped with longer platforms capable of handling long-distance intercity trains.
Current Services are as follows:
- 2tph London Midland stopping services each to Wolverhampton and Walsall via Birmingham New Street and Aston.
- 1tph London Midland services each to Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury calling at all stations between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury.
- 1tph Virgin Trains services - one to either Glasgow Central or Edinburgh Waverley (alternate hours) via Crewe & Preston and the other to London Euston via Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International, Coventry and Milton Keynes Central. These run more frequently at peak times, with the additional services starting/terminating at Wolverhampton. This pattern replaced the old one that saw trains running between Euston & Wolverhampton only (the Virgin services between Birmingham & Glasgow/Edinburgh did not previously call here) at the December 2013 timetable change.
Both platforms have lifts, making the station fully accessible to people in wheelchairs.
- GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 65