Erdington railway station

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Erdington
National Rail
Erdington station - 2006-06-30.jpg
Erdington station, showing the south-bound platform
General information
LocationErdington, Birmingham
England
Coordinates52°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 referenceSP109923
Managed byWest Midlands Railway
Transit authorityTransport for West Midlands
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeERD
Fare zone3
ClassificationDfT category E
History
Opened1862
Passengers
2016/17Increase 0.923 million
2017/18Increase 0.962 million
2018/19Increase 1.052 million
2019/20Decrease 1.030 million
2020/21Decrease 0.160 million
Location
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Erdington railway station is a railway station serving the Erdington area of Birmingham, England. It is situated on the RedditchBirmingham New StreetLichfield Cross-City Line. It has 2 platforms.

The station was opened in 1862 by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) on Sheep Lane, later known as Station Road.[1]

Pedestrian access is via Station Road. Platform 1 and 2 have separate entrances. Platform 1’s entrance being towards the car park and the second being past the tunnel on the other side. When you are in the station, there is no way to switch between platforms without coming out the station. 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]

Gallery[edit]

Services[edit]

The station is served by West Midlands Trains 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 Mondays to Saturdays (every 30 minutes each way on Sundays), with an average journey time to Birmingham New Street of around 12 minutes.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chester Road   West Midlands Railway
Cross-City Line
  Gravelly Hill

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.
  4. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Table 69 (Network Rail)

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