Coleshill Parkway railway station

Coordinates: 52°31′01″N 1°42′29″W / 52.517°N 1.708°W / 52.517; -1.708
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Coleshill Parkway
National Rail
General information
LocationColeshill, Warwickshire
Grid referenceSP198910
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Other information
Station codeCEH
ClassificationDfT category E
Key dates
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
2017/18Increase 0.298 million
2018/19Decrease 0.294 million
2019/20Decrease 0.264 million
2020/21Decrease 38,466
2021/22Increase 0.128 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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. Unusually it is not owned by Network Rail.[2] It is managed by West Midlands Trains train operating company (TOC) although all rail services are operated by CrossCountry.


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.[3]

However this second Coleshill station, the former Forge Mills, was closed in March 1968.[4]

The site of Forge Mills station.

Current station[edit]

After the closure of the station. Coleshill was left with no railway connection and as a result. The nearest stations to the town were in Water Orton, Atherstone and Marston Green. In 2006, work started on a new station called Coleshill Parkway which was built and opened on the site of the former Coleshill (Forge Mills) station.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]


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 X13 operated by National Express West Midlands and infrequent journeys on service 76 to Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth which is operated by Diamond Bus. Previously a service to Birmingham Airport was operated but this service (Claribel Coaches 75) was withdrawn in 2022.


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.[8]


  • "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. ^ "Network Statement 2023" (PDF). Network Rail. p. 22. Retrieved 29 March 2023.
  3. ^ Pixton, B., (2005) Birmingham-Derby: Portrait of a Famous Route, Runpast Publishing
  4. ^ Quick, Michael. "Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain" (PDF). Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 139. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Work under way at new £9m station". BBC News. 18 May 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Transport Minister in Birmingham to hear local views and in Coleshill to open new £9m railway station". Railhub. Railhub. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Railway station officially opens". BBC News. 18 September 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  8. ^ Table 47 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

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

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