Dorridge railway station
|Local authority||Metropolitan Borough of Solihull|
|Managed by||Chiltern Railways|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Key dates||Opened 1852|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dorridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
The station was built by the Great Western Railway in 1852, on their line from Birmingham to Oxford. In the past, the station was known as Knowle and Dorridge, as it also serves the nearby village of Knowle. Prior to electrification of the former LMS line from London Euston to Birmingham New Street the former GWR London Paddington - Birkenhead Woodside trains passed through the station but did not stop.
The station was renamed from Knowle to Dorridge on 6 May 1974.
Dorridge is the terminus of many London Midland services from Stourbridge Junction, Kidderminster or beyond, via Birmingham Snow Hill. It is also a stop on the Chiltern Railways route from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill or Kidderminster. Platforms 1 & 2 are used for the Chiltern Railways services, while platform 3 is where the London Midland services terminate/start from. LM trains normally only run through to & from Leamington during peak hours, though since the December 2013 timetable changes, one weekday & Saturday Stourbridge Junction service per hour is extended to run to & from Stratford-upon-Avon.
On 15 August 1963 three train crew died in the Knowle and Dorridge rail crash. The three fatalities occurred when a signalman's error in Knowle and Dorridge signal box allowed an express train to collide at 20 miles per hour (32 km/h) with a freight train in the station, killing the express train crew.
- Train times and station information for Dorridge railway station from National Rail
- Knowle & Dorridge station at warwickshirerailways.com
- Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Dorridge station
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