Codsall railway station

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Codsall National Rail
Codsall Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Codsall
Local authority South Staffordshire
Grid reference SJ864033
Operations
Station code CSL
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 0.105 million
2011/12 Increase 0.121 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.116 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.115 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.109 million
History
Key dates Opened 1849 (1849)
National RailUK railway stations
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* 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 every day except for Sunday by one train per hour in each direction between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury via Wolverhampton. These services are operated by London Midland with some extra trains at peak times on weekdays. Some late evening trains are operated by Arriva Trains Wales.

There are fewer trains on Sundays (every two hours each way) and all Sunday services are operated by ATW. These mostly run between Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury, though a few extend to Chester & Birmingham International.[1]

Recent history[edit]

The original listed GWR footbridge between the two platforms 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. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 74

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bilbrook   Arriva Trains Wales
Birmingham - Chester
  Albrighton
Bilbrook   London Midland
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