Coleshill Parkway railway station

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Coleshill Parkway National Rail
Coleshill Parkway railway station, Warwickshire, geograph-3827773-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
Location
Place Coleshill
Local authority North Warwickshire
Grid reference SP198910
Operations
Station code CEH
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.170 million
2012/13 Increase 0.192 million
2013/14 Increase 0.213 million
2014/15 Increase 0.228 million
2015/16 Increase 0.267 million
History
10 February 1842 Station opens as Forge Mills
1 November 1849 renamed Forge Mills for Coleshill
1 April 1904 renamed Forge Mills
9 July 1923 renamed Coleshill
4 March 1968 Station closes[1]
18 September 2007 Station reopened as Coleshill Parkway
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* 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.
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Coleshill Parkway Railway Station is a station at Hams Hall on the Birmingham to Peterborough railway line, serving Coleshill in Warwickshire, England. Opened in 2007, it is owned by Network Rail and managed by London Midland 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.

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). The new station was originally scheduled to open in March 2007, but construction delays postponed the opening to 18 September 2007. The new station cost £9 million to build.[3]

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 and Birmingham International Airport, 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).

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.[4]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Transport Minister in Birmingham to hear local views and in Coleshill to open new £9m railway station". Railhub. Railhub. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Table 47 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]


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