Butlers Lane railway station

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Butlers Lane National Rail
Butlers Lane railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
PlaceFour Oaks
Local authorityBirmingham
Grid referenceSP109994
Operations
Station codeBUL
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.202 million
2014/15Increase 0.206 million
2015/16Increase 0.222 million
2016/17Increase 0.230 million
2017/18Increase 0.232 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone5
History
Key datesOpened 1957 (1957)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Butlers Lane from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Butlers Lane railway station serves the northern part of the Four Oaks district of Sutton Coldfield, England. It is situated on the Cross-City Line. The station, and all trains calling there are operated by West Midlands Trains.

History[edit]

The station was opened as a temporary wooden station in 1957 under British Railways, to coincide with the introduction of new diesel multiple units on the line from Birmingham to Lichfield, it was originally known as Butlers Lane Halt despite being staffed from the beginning. It became one of the stations served by the new Cross-City Line from 1978. The original wooden station was rebuilt as a permanent structure during 1991/92, to coincide with the electrification of the line by British Rail.[1]

View northward, towards Lichfield in 1962

Facilities[edit]

The station has a staffed ticket office on the southbound platform, open on a part-time basis throughout the week. A self-service ticket machine is also available for use when the office is closed and for collecting pre-paid tickets. Waiting shelters are located on both platforms and train running information is given via CIS displays, timetable posters, automated announcements and two customer help points. No step-free access is possible to either platform, as both entrances from the road above require the use of steps.[2]

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, four trains per hour operate southbound; with two to Longbridge and two to Redditch via Longbridge. Northbound there are four trains per hour as well; two to Lichfield Trent Valley and two to Lichfield City. On Sundays, trains run every 30 minutes between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boynton, John (1993). Rails Across The City, The Story of The Birmingham Cross City Line. Kidderminster: Mid England Books. ISBN 0-9522248-0-1.
  2. ^ Butlers Lane station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2017 Edition, Table 69 (Network Rail)
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blake Street   West Midlands Railway
Cross-City Line
  Four Oaks

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Coordinates: 52°35′35″N 1°50′20″W / 52.59306°N 1.83889°W / 52.59306; -1.83889