Erdington railway station

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Not to be confused with Eardington Halt railway station.
Erdington National Rail
Erdington station - 2006-06-30.jpg
Erdington station, showing the south-bound platform
Location
Place Erdington
Local authority Birmingham
Coordinates 52°31′41″N 1°50′20″W / 52.528°N 1.839°W / 52.528; -1.839Coordinates: 52°31′41″N 1°50′20″W / 52.528°N 1.839°W / 52.528; -1.839
Grid reference SP109923
Operations
Station code ERD
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.267 million
2005/06 Increase 0.299 million
2006/07 Steady 0.299 million
2007/08 Increase 0.336 million
2008/09 Increase 0.552 million
2009/10 Increase 0.576 million
2010/11 Increase 0.584 million
2011/12 Increase 0.815 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.797 million
2013/14 Increase 0.831 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 3
History
Key dates Opened 1862 (1862)
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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 Erdington from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Erdington railway station is a railway station serving the Erdington area of Birmingham, England. It is situated on the Redditch-Birmingham New Street-Lichfield Cross-City Line.

The station was opened in 1862 on Sheep Lane, later known as Station Road.[1]

Pedestrian access to the former LMS station is via Station Road. The station is above road level, as the line here is on an embankment. A new passenger shelter on the northbound platform was built and opened in November 2006.

The letters LMS can still be seen on the adjacent road bridge.[2] At the foot of the ramp to the southbound platform there is a sculpture by Ronald Rae entitled Insect and Celtic Cross.[3]

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Services[edit]

The station is served by London Midland with local Network West Midlands branded "Cross-City" services, operated by Class 323 electrical multiple units. The station is served by six trains an hour in each direction, with an average journey time to Birmingham New Street of around 12 minutes.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Midland

Access for disabled passengers[edit]

There are ramps accessing both platforms at Erdington Station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Story of Erdington; Douglas V Jones, 1985
  2. ^ Lea, Roger (1995) [1984]. Steaming up to Sutton. Westwood Press Publications. p. 28. ISBN 0-9502636-8-0. 
  3. ^ "Insect and Celtic Cross". Ronald Rae website. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 

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