Five Ways railway station
|Managed by||West Midlands Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||Transport for West Midlands|
|1885||Original station opened|
|1944||Original station closed|
|1978||Current station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Five Ways from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The original Five Ways station operated between 1885 and 1944. The station was reopened in 1978 when the Cross-City line services were created.
The original station was opened in 1885 by the Midland Railway, when the Birmingham West Suburban Railway (BWSR) was extended into Birmingham New Street. It fell prey to competition from local bus services, and services were suspended in 1944, as a wartime economy measure, under the auspices of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. The closure was made permanent by British Railways in 1950.
Alongside the station was the spur line leading to Central Goods station. The junction to this line was just south of Five Ways. The spur was part of the original alignment of the BWSR, leading to its original terminus at Granville Street. Following the closure of Granville Street in 1885, the spur line was extended to run to Central Goods station, which remained open until the late 1960s.
The station was rebuilt and reopened in 1978, as part of the creation of the Cross-City Line services. Built with its main entrance on Islington Row Middleway. British Rail also carried out electrification of the lines through the station in 1993.
Ticket barriers were installed at the start of 2009 and became operational shortly before the end of April in the same year.
The station achieved a milestone in 2009/10 by having over 1 million "entries and exits", as denoted by ticket sales.
The station is served by West Midlands Trains local "Cross-City" services between Redditch and Lichfield, operated by Class 323 electrical multiple units. Trains operate every 10 minutes during Monday-Saturday daytimes, every 10–20 minutes Monday-Saturday evenings, and every 30 minutes on Sundays.
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- Train times and station information for Five Ways railway station from National Rail
- Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Five Ways railway station
- Railways of Warwickshire entry
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|West Midlands Railway