Bescot Stadium railway station
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|PTE||Transport for West Midlands|
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|* 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.|
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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 London Midland.
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 two trains per hour in each direction between Walsall and Birmingham New Street that are operated by Class 323 electric trains. These mostly continue onwards to Wolverhampton via the Stour Valley Line.
This service is reduced to one train per hour in the evenings and on Sundays (when they start/terminate at New Street). There are a small number of early morning and late evening trains on weekdays are operated by Class 170 diesel trains and extend past Walsall to either Hednesford or Rugeley Trent Valley.
Access to the station is via Bescot Crescent (where there is a car park) and then a footpath which passes underneath the M6 motorway and over the River Tame, then an overbridge that does not comply with the Disability Discrimination Act.
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.
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 70
- "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
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|Tame Bridge Parkway|
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