Tyseley railway station

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Tyseley National Rail
Tyseley Station (6155869976).jpg
Location
Place Tyseley
Local authority City of Birmingham
Coordinates 52°27′14″N 1°50′20″W / 52.454°N 1.839°W / 52.454; -1.839Coordinates: 52°27′14″N 1°50′20″W / 52.454°N 1.839°W / 52.454; -1.839
Grid reference SP109840
Operations
Station code TYS
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 4
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 57,258
2005/06 Decrease 54,298
2006/07 Increase 63,232
2007/08 Increase 66,464
2008/09 Increase 167,992
2009/10 Decrease 163,428
2010/11 Increase 169,416
2011/12 Increase 181,508
2012/13 Increase 193,212
2013/14 Increase 197,504
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 2
History
1906 Opened by Great Western Railway
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tyseley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tyseley railway station serves the district of Tyseley in Birmingham, West Midlands, England. It is at the junction of the lines linking Birmingham with Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon.

London Midland manages the station and runs most of the trains that serve it. Chiltern Railways trains serve the station in the late evening only.

The main station building is on a bridge over the tracks, on the Wharfedale Road (B4146). It is next to a railway depot and Tyseley Locomotive Works.

History[edit]

The Great Western Railway opened the station in 1906. It is on what was the GWR main line between London Paddington and Birkenhead Woodside. It was built with four platforms, but later British Railways took platforms 1 and 2 out of use.

Since the mid-1990s traffic on the line has increased. In 2007–08 Network Rail resignalled the line between Birmingham and Warwick, modified the track at Tyseley and restored platforms 1 and 2 to use. Work has also begun on upgrading the Solihull line by adding a third track.

Trains to and from Solihull are now able to use the new 60 mph (97 km/h) Tyseley North Junction. Two new junctions have been built at each end of the station, which allow non-stopping services between Solihull and Birmingham Snow Hill to cross at 60 mph.

Services[edit]

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

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.

External links[edit]

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