Chester Road railway station

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Chester Road National Rail
Chester Road
Chester Road station, looking towards Erdington
Location
Place Erdington
Local authority Birmingham
Coordinates 52°32′06″N 1°49′55″W / 52.535°N 1.832°W / 52.535; -1.832Coordinates: 52°32′06″N 1°49′55″W / 52.535°N 1.832°W / 52.535; -1.832
Grid reference SP114931
Operations
Station code CRD
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.245 million
2005/06 Increase 0.251 million
2006/07 Increase 0.267 million
2007/08 Increase 0.296 million
2008/09 Increase 0.537 million
2009/10 Increase 0.564 million
2010/11 Increase 0.598 million
2011/12 Increase 0.748 million
2012/13 Increase 0.763 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 3
History
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
1 December 1863 (1863-12-01) Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chester Road from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Chester Road railway station is a railway station serving the Pype Hayes and Erdington areas of north-east Birmingham, in the West Midlands county of England. It is situated on the Redditch-Birmingham New Street-Lichfield Cross-City Line.

It is a park and ride station, and has a free car park which was expanded in May 2006.

Pedestrian access to the station is via Green Lanes, near the junction with the Chester Road (A452). The station is above road level, as the line here is on an embankment.

History[edit]

The line from Aston to Sutton Coldfield was built by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) in 1862, although Chester Road station was not opened until 1 December 1863.[1][2] The LNWR became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway in 1921, as part of the Grouping, which in was nationalised to became part of British Railways at the beginning of 1948. The station booking office and waiting room were rebuilt in 1991-1992 during the electrification of the line. The original LNWR station waiting room was dismantled, and moved Market Bosworth, another former LNWR station, on the preserved Battlefield Line Railway.[3]

Service[edit]

The station is served by London Midland with local Network West Midlands branded "Cross-City" services, operated by Class 323 electrical multiple units. The station is served by six trains an hour in each direction, with an average journey time to Birmingham New Street of around 13 minutes.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Midland

Access for disabled passengers[edit]

There are ramps providing step-free access to both platforms at Chester Road.

Nearby[edit]

The station serves:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jowett, Alan (1993). Jowett's Atlas of Railway Centres: of Great Britain showing their development from the earliest times up to and including the 1990s - Volume 1 (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 141. ISBN 1-8526-0420-4. OCLC 30919645. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 60. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ "Market Bosworth station". Retrieved 6 October 2010. 

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