Gravelly Hill railway station

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Gravelly Hill National Rail
Gravelly Hill - 2007-09-07.jpg
Gravelly Hill station
Location
PlaceGravelly Hill
Local authorityBirmingham
Coordinates52°30′54″N 1°51′11″W / 52.515°N 1.853°W / 52.515; -1.853Coordinates: 52°30′54″N 1°51′11″W / 52.515°N 1.853°W / 52.515; -1.853
Grid referenceSP100908
Operations
Station codeGVH
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.684 million
2014/15Steady 0.684 million
2015/16Increase 0.736 million
2016/17Increase 0.769 million
2017/18Increase 0.772 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone2
History
1862Opened
1992Electrification
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 Gravelly Hill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Gravelly Hill railway station serves the Gravelly Hill area of Birmingham, England. It is situated on the Redditch-Birmingham New Street-Lichfield Cross-City Line.

Opened in 1862, the station was built by the London and North Western (LNWR) railway company on their line between Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield.[1] The only remaining original feature is the booking office building, which is unusual in having 2 storeys, and having access to the ticket office via the upper level.[1] Other buildings and an early wooden footbridge were removed with the electrification of the Cross City line in 1992 by British Rail. The waiting areas on the platforms were replaced by modern "bus shelter" type structures on each platform. The footbridge was replaced by a modern metal structure.

Services[edit]

The station is served by West Midlands Trains.

Cross City trains are operated by Class 323 electrical multiple units. The station is served by six trains an hour in each direction on weekdays & Saturdays (half-hourly each way on Sundays), with an average journey time to Birmingham New Street of around 11 minutes.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Erdington   West Midlands Railway
Cross-City Line
  Aston

Access for disabled passengers[edit]

There are ramps providing step-free access to both platforms and to the ticket office from the Hunton Hill entrance to the station.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andrew Doherty. "Gravelly Hill Station". Rail Around Birmingham. Retrieved 4 October 2009.
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Table 69 (Network Rail)
  3. ^ Disabled Persons Protection Policy. London Midland. November 2007. p. 13. Archived from the original on 26 November 2010.
  • An Historical Survey Of Selected LMS Stations Vol. One Dr R Preston and R Powell Hendry. Oxford Pub. Co. (1982, Reprinted in 2001) ISBN 0-86093-168-4

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