Small Heath railway station

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Small Heath National Rail
Small Heath
Location
Place Small Heath
Local authority Birmingham
Coordinates 52°27′47″N 1°51′29″W / 52.463°N 1.858°W / 52.463; -1.858Coordinates: 52°27′47″N 1°51′29″W / 52.463°N 1.858°W / 52.463; -1.858
Grid reference SP096850
Operations
Station code SMA
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Decrease 33,752
2005/06 Increase 34,056
2006/07 Increase 37,213
2007/08 Increase 37,717
2008/09 Increase 79,022
2009/10 Increase 80,246
2010/11 Increase 86,604
2011/12 Increase 100,126
2012/13 Increase 103,534
2013/14 Increase 112,338
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 2
History
Key dates Opened 1863 (1863)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Small Heath from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Small Heath railway station serves the areas of Small Heath and Sparkbrook in Birmingham, West Midlands, England. The station is managed by London Midland, which runs all the services.

The former Great Western Railway station building, opened in 1863 as Small Heath and Sparkbrook on their main line from London (Paddington) to Birkenhead (Woodside), is on a bridge which it shares with Golden Hillock Road (the B4145), over the tracks. The A45 Small Heath Highway runs alongside. To the other side is the site of the former BSA factory.

The 2007-2008 resignalling of the Birmingham to Warwick corridor has posed problems for Small Heath, as a large piece of signalling equipment has been erected blocking access to the disused island platform, and as a result would raise health and safety questions should the platform be reinstated.

Services[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays, daytime service is generally two trains per hour outside of peak times.

Northbound, there are two trains per hour to Birmingham Snow Hill. Most trains continue to Stourbridge Junction, Kidderminster or Worcester.

Southbound, there is one train per hour to Dorridge via Solihull and one train per hour to Whitlocks End via Shirley. London Midland proposed the closure of the ticket office.[1] The request has been denied.[2]

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bordesley or
Birmingham Moor Street
  London Midland
Leamington Spa to Worcester
Birmingham to Stratford Line
  Tyseley