Codsall railway station

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Codsall National Rail
Codsall Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceCodsall
Local authoritySouth Staffordshire
Grid referenceSJ864033
Operations
Station codeCSL
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 0.109 million
2015/16Increase 0.117 million
2016/17Increase 0.127 million
2017/18Decrease 0.125 million
2018/19Steady 0.125 million
History
Key datesOpened 1849 (1849)
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 Codsall from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Codsall railway station, situated on the Great Western Railway's London Paddington to Birkenhead via Birmingham Snow Hill line, serves the village of Codsall in Staffordshire, England. The station has two platforms.

Services[edit]

Codsall is typically served by two trains per hour in each direction between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury via Wolverhampton. One train in each direction stops at all stations on the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury line, whereas the second service only calls at Codsall, Shifnal, Telford and Wellington. These services are operated by West Midlands Trains with some extra trains at peak times on weekdays. There are fewer trains on Sundays, typically one every hour.[1][2]Three early services also finish at Walsall in the morning on weekdays only. Two continue to Shrewsbury from Walsall.

Recent history[edit]

The original listed GWR footbridge, between the two platforms and which dated from 1883,[3] was accidentally destroyed by contractors using a road-rail crane in June 2005. Five of the original cast iron columns have been damaged beyond repair. The replacement replica columns were cast at Barr and Grosvenor's foundry in Wolverhampton during 2007. Approximately 70% of the original wrought iron span was found to be salvageable for reuse in the replacement which has been rebuilt a little higher than the original to comply with current regulations.

The GWR signal box stood slightly to the east of Codsall station. It was taken out of use and control of the area passed to Madeley Junction as a result of the 2006 resignalling scheme. The lever and locking frame from the signal box were recovered by Network Rail for re-use in the south-west of England. The remaining re-usable parts of the signal box have been relocated to the Dean Forest Railway.

The station house on the westbound platform has undergone a renovation in recent years and is now home to a CAMRA award-winning public house known as The Station. This opened in 1999 under the licence of Holdens Brewery.

Restored listed footbridge

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "'Major' rail changes in timetable overhaul". BBC News. 19 May 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  2. ^ O'Brien, Lisa (13 March 2019). "New timetable includes later rail services between Shropshire and West Midlands". The Shropshire Star. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ Hendry, R. Preston; Hendry, R. Powell (1992). Paddington to the Mersey. Oxford Publishing Company. p. 92. ISBN 9780860934424. OCLC 877729237.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bilbrook   Transport for Wales
Birmingham - Chester
  Albrighton
Bilbrook   West Midlands Railway
Wolverhampton/Birmingham-Shrewsbury
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Albrighton

Coordinates: 52°37′37″N 2°12′07″W / 52.627°N 2.202°W / 52.627; -2.202