Bloxwich railway station

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Bloxwich National Rail
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Location
PlaceBloxwich
Local authorityWalsall
Grid referenceSJ993022
Operations
Station codeBLX
Managed byWest Midlands Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 43,540
2014/15Decrease 40,184
2015/16Increase 43,728
2016/17Increase 49,672
2017/18Decrease 44,198
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone5
History
1 February 1858[1]Opened
10 August 1964Closed to Goods
18 January 1965[1]Closed to Passengers
17 April 1989Reopened on new site
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bloxwich from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bloxwich railway station serves Bloxwich, in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, West Midlands, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by West Midlands Railway.

History[edit]

The present station opened in 1989, as part of the first stage of the reopening of the Chase Line from Walsall to Hednesford to passenger trains under British Rail. An earlier Bloxwich station existed a few hundred yards to the south, just north of the level crossing and adjacent to the existing Bloxwich Signal Box (which in April 2011 retained its London Midland Region of British Railways white-on-maroon enamel sign). That station closed to passengers on 18 January 1965 and to goods on 10 August 1964.

Services[edit]

Typically, Monday to Saturday daytimes, Bloxwich is served by two trains per hour in each direction between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley where connections to Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe are available, although a small number of trains (2 per day on weekdays) start/terminate at Hednesford. Services are usually operated by Class 170 diesel trains. During the morning and evening peak, trains to Walsall and Birmingham run at a 30 minute frequency. Journey times are typically 7 minutes to Walsall and 31 minutes to Birmingham New Street.

The original London & North Western Railway station closed in 1965

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birmingham & West Midlands Railway Atlas By Joe Brown

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
West Midlands Railway
Walsall Line

Coordinates: 52°37′05″N 2°00′40″W / 52.618°N 2.011°W / 52.618; -2.011