Butlers Lane railway station

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Butlers Lane National Rail
Butlers Lane railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Four Oaks
Local authority Birmingham
Grid reference SP109994
Operations
Station code BUL
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.189 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.186 million
2013/14 Increase 0.202 million
2014/15 Increase 0.206 million
2015/16 Increase 0.222 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for West Midlands
Zone 5
History
Key dates Opened 1957 (1957)
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* 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.
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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 London Midland.

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 knows 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

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, four trains per hour operate southbound; with two to Longbridge and two to Redditch. 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.[2]

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. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Table 69 (Network Rail)
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Midland

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