Duddeston railway station

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Duddeston National Rail
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Duddeston station
Location
PlaceDuddeston
Local authorityBirmingham
Coordinates52°29′17″N 1°52′16″W / 52.488°N 1.871°W / 52.488; -1.871Coordinates: 52°29′17″N 1°52′16″W / 52.488°N 1.871°W / 52.488; -1.871
Grid referenceSP088878
Operations
Station codeDUD
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 0.182 million
2013/14Increase 0.190 million
2014/15Decrease 0.189 million
2015/16Increase 0.218 million
2016/17Increase 0.245 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone2
History
1837Opened as Vauxhall station
1869Rebuilt and reopened
1889renamed Vauxhall and Duddeston
6 May 1974renamed Duddeston
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 Duddeston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Duddeston railway station is situated in the Duddeston area of Birmingham, England on the Redditch-Birmingham New Street-Lichfield Cross-City Line and the Walsall line. Services on both lines are usually operated by Class 323 electric multiple units, although Class 350 electric multiple units are also commonly used on services to and from Walsall.

History[edit]

Vauxhall station in 1837

Duddeston opened in 1837 as Vauxhall station, the temporary Birmingham terminus of the Grand Junction Railway from Warrington.[1]:12 When the permanent terminus at Curzon Street opened in 1839, Vauxhall became a goods-only station until it was rebuilt and re-opened in 1869 under the LNWR. It was renamed Vauxhall and Duddeston in 1889. In 1941 it was hit by a bomb during a night raid and was destroyed. It was rebuilt in a temporary fashion, and in the mid-1950s it caught fire and was subsequently rebuilt. It was renamed Duddeston on 6 May 1974.[2]

The entrance and ticket hall are over the tracks, on the Duddeston Mill Road bridge. The former Midland Railway line to Derby is nearby.

Adjacent are railway sheds that were once used for industrial purposes. They are now disused and the entrance has been blocked to prevent trespassing. A shed on the opposite side of the station to the remaining sheds has been demolished and its site is wasteland. The station has two island platforms serving four tracks, but only one island platform remains in use; the other has fallen into disrepair.

The remaining platform features artwork on black metal backgrounds.

Services[edit]

Platform artwork and disused sheds

Two services in each direction run every hour:

In 2011, London Midland proposed the closure of the ticket office.[5] The request has been denied.[6]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Aston   West Midlands Railway
Cross-City Line
  Birmingham New Street
  West Midlands Railway
Chase Line
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drake, James (1838). Drake’s Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway (1838). Moorland Reprints. ISBN 0903485257.
  2. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923.
  3. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 69
  4. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 70
  5. ^ "Proposed changes to ticket office opening hours". Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  6. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19627116

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