Bescot Stadium railway station
|Managed by||West Midlands Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||Transport for West Midlands|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bescot Stadium from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Bescot Stadium railway station serves the Bescot area of Walsall in the West Midlands of England. (The station is located in the borough of Sandwell, although it can only be reached from within the borough of Walsall.) The station, and all trains serving it are operated by West Midlands Railway with some services being operated by London Northwestern Railway.
The station was re-opened on 11 September 2007 after a short period where it was closed for refurbishment. Whilst closed, no services called at the station, but trains continued to pass through.
Bescot Stadium station is on the Walsall Line between Birmingham New Street and Walsall. The typical Monday-Saturday daytime service sees three trains per hour in each direction. Southbound via Birmingham New Street there is one service per hour to London Euston and two stopping services per hour to Wolverhampton; with some services extended to/from Shrewsbury. Northbound, three trains per hour operate to Walsall with one continuing to Rugeley Trent Valley.
On Sundays and during the evenings, services are reduced.
London Midland proposed the closure of the ticket office, but this request was overruled in September 2012 by the Transport Minister.
- Drake, James (1838). Drake’s Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway (1838). Moorland Reprints. ISBN 0903485257.
- "West Midlands Railway - Timetable - Chase Line" (PDF).
- "London Midland ticket office closure plans overruled"BBC News article 17 September 2012
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- Train times and station information for Bescot Stadium railway station from National Rail
- Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Bescot Stadium railway station
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|West Midlands Railway|
|West Midlands Railway|
|London Northwestern Railway|
London-Rugeley via Birmingham