Coleshill Parkway railway station

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Coleshill Parkway National Rail
Coleshill Parkway.jpg
Location
PlaceColeshill
Local authorityNorth Warwickshire
Grid referenceSP198910
Operations
Station codeCEH
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 0.213 million
2014/15Increase 0.228 million
2015/16Increase 0.267 million
2016/17Increase 0.287 million
2017/18Increase 0.298 million
History
10 February 1842Opened as Forge Mills
1 November 1849Renamed Forge Mills for Coleshill
1 April 1904Renamed Forge Mills
9 July 1923Renamed Coleshill
4 March 1968Closed[1]
18 September 2007Reopened as Coleshill Parkway
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 Coleshill Parkway from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Coleshill Parkway is a railway station at Hams Hall on the Birmingham to Peterborough railway line, serving Coleshill in Warwickshire, England. Sitting on the site of the former Coleshill station which closed in 1968, the current station was opened in 2007, it is owned by Network Rail and managed by West Midlands Trains train operating company (TOC); all rail services are operated by CrossCountry.

History[edit]

First station (1842–1968)[edit]

The first station at the site was opened in 1842, by the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway on its line from Whitacre Junction to Lawley Street, and was originally known as Forge Mills. A second station nearby had previously been called 'Coleshill' but this was on the Stonebridge Railway; a different line nearby. In 1923 this second station (which had lost its passenger service in 1917) was renamed Maxstoke, and Forge Mills station was renamed Coleshill.[2]

However this second Coleshill station, the former Forge Mills, was closed in March 1968.

The site of Forge Mills station.

Current station[edit]

After a gap of 39 years, a new station Coleshill Parkway was opened on the site of the former Coleshill (Forge Mills). Work on the new station started in May 2006.[3] The new station was originally scheduled to open in Spring 2007, but construction delays postponed the opening to 18 September 2007. The new station cost £9 million to build.[4] It was jointly funded by the Department for Transport, Warwickshire County Council and the John Laing Group, with developer contributions secured by North Warwickshire Borough Council. The opening ceremony was attended by the son of the last stationmaster of the old station.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Facilities on site include a 200-space car park and a ticket office. Many signs are in place for local access to the station.

The station incorporates a bus interchange providing direct bus connections to Birmingham City Centre on the X70 and Birmingham International Airport on the 75, taking around fifteen minutes to the airport.

Tickets for the bus to the airport can be bought from any rail retailer. Tickets to Birmingham International can be routed via New Street or the bus; although the same price these are not interchangeable. The bus connection is often quicker if travelling from the east (Leicester).

Station platforms

Services[edit]

Two trains an hour operate in each direction (including Sundays); two eastbound towards Nuneaton and Leicester, with hourly extensions to Peterborough, Cambridge and Stansted Airport and two westbound to Birmingham New Street.[6]

References[edit]

  • "Bridges in place for new station". BBC. 15 November 2006. Retrieved 10 April 2007.
  • "Coleshill Parkway Opens 19th August 2007". Warwickshire County Council. 29 March 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 17 April 2007.
  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Pixton, B., (2005) Birmingham-Derby: Portrait of a Famous Route, Runpast Publishing
  3. ^ "Work under way at new £9m station". BBC News. 18 May 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Transport Minister in Birmingham to hear local views and in Coleshill to open new £9m railway station". Railhub. Railhub. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Railway station officially opens". BBC News. 18 September 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  6. ^ Table 47 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
CrossCountry
CrossCountry
  Historical railways  
Water Orton   Midland Railway
Birmingham-Peterborough line
  Whitacre Junction

Coordinates: 52°31′01″N 1°42′29″W / 52.517°N 1.708°W / 52.517; -1.708