Gravelly Hill railway station

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Gravelly Hill National Rail
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Gravelly Hill station
Location
Place Gravelly Hill
Local authority Birmingham
Coordinates 52°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 reference SP100908
Operations
Station code GVH
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.636 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.631 million
2013/14 Increase 0.684 million
2014/15 Steady 0.684 million
2015/16 Increase 0.736 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for West Midlands
Zone 2
History
1862 Opened
1992 Electrification
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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 Gravelly Hill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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 London Midland.

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 Following station
London Midland

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. 
  • 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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