Bordesley railway station
|Location||Bordesley, City of Birmingham|
|Managed by||West Midlands Railway|
|Transit authority||Transport for West Midlands|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Bordesley railway station is a small railway station serving the area of Bordesley in Birmingham, England located between Birmingham Moor Street and Small Heath stations. The current minimal level of service at the station is provided by West Midlands Trains services between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stratford-upon-Avon. The station is the least used in the West Midlands county with 20,688 passengers using it annually.
The single island platform is above street level, as the railway line here is on a viaduct. The only public access is from Coventry Road, directly underneath the railway bridge.
Bordesley station was opened in 1855 by the Great Western Railway on their main line from London (Paddington) to Birkenhead (Woodside). It was originally a two platform station, but was rebuilt as a four platform station with two island platforms when the line was upgraded to four tracks during 1915. The station once had extensive cattle sidings adjacent to and on Duddeston Viaduct. This viaduct was intended to link the line from Bordesley to the Derby Line but was left incomplete when it was realised that trains would be unable to serve Birmingham Curzon Street railway station, where rail services then terminated..
The station still carries the painted lettering "BR(W) Bordesley Cattle Station", and "Bordesley Cattle Station GWR" from the time when, as part of the Great Western Railway and later British Rail's (Western) region, it was used to bring cattle from the countryside to the Bull Ring markets.
The station was downgraded in the 1960s to minimal facilities and services, and one island platform was taken out of use.
Since May 2007, the station has been served by a single weekly parliamentary train in one direction only. Currently this is the 13:18 train from Whitlocks End to Great Malvern which calls at Bordesley at 13:36 on Saturdays only.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|West Midlands Railway|
Snow Hill Lines Limited Service
- "Bordesley station". Warwickshire Railways. Warwickshire railways. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
- "Bordesley Station: Looking towards Moor Street station with the down and up relief island platforms on the left and the main down and up island platforms on the right". www.warwickshirerailways.com.
- "Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Bordesley Station". Railaroundbirmingham.co.uk. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
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