Acocks Green railway station
|Local authority||City of Birmingham|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|1 October 1852||Station opens as Acocks Green|
|1878||Station renamed Acocks Green and South Yardley|
|6 May 1968||Station renamed Acocks Green|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Acocks Green from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Acocks Green railway station (previously known as Acocks Green & South Yardley) serves the Acocks Green area of Birmingham, in the West Midlands of England. Pre-nationalisation a GWR station on their main line from London (Paddington) to Birkenhead (Woodside) the station is now served by London Midland, who manage the station, and by Chiltern Railways.
Acocks Green was built to connect the local community to the industrialised areas of the city. Although the station never had a goods yard, Acocks Green boasted 4 platforms, and a loop line on the northbound slow line. British Rail rationalisation led to the removal of the slow lines (and loop) in both directions and the demolition of one island platform to allow for the construction of the current car park.
The station is served by three trains per hour in each direction between Birmingham Snow Hill and Dorridge. The Birmingham trains continue to either Stourbridge Junction or Kidderminster. One Dorridge service per hour continues to Stratford-upon-Avon, in peak hours some services extend to Leamington Spa.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
London - Birmingham
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- Photographs of Acocks Green station at warwickshirerailways.com
- Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Acocks Green station
- Network West Midlands station page 
- Station on navigable O.S. map
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