Jewellery Quarter station
Train and tram at Jewellery Quarter station in 2005.
|Managed by||West Midlands Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||Transport for West Midlands|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Jewellery Quarter from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK railways portal|
|Midland Metro tram stop|
Midland Metro platforms, looking towards Birmingham.
|Line(s)||Line 1 (Birmingham – Wolverhampton)|
|Opened||31 May 1999|
|Passengers (2015/16)||Approx. 900 daily|
Jewellery Quarter station is a combined railway station and tram stop, situated in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England. The station is served by West Midlands Trains (who operate the station), Chiltern Railways, and Midland Metro.
The station is set at the mouth of Hockley No 2 Tunnel below the elevation of its road-level access point on Vyse Street; stairs and a lift are provided.
Jewellery Quarter station was opened in 1995, as part of the "Jewellery Line" project which saw the re-introduction of cross-city services via Birmingham Snow Hill. Midland Metro services commenced in 1999, when its first (and so far only) line from Birmingham to Wolverhampton opened.
No previous station had existed at this site, however the area was historically served by Hockley station, located a short distance west, which had been opened by the Great Western Railway in 1854, and was closed with the line in 1972.
The station has no car park, but ten cycle storage spaces are available. The station has a ticket office, but this has limited opening hours; a self-service ticket machine is provided for use when the ticket hall is closed and for collecting pre-paid tickets. Train running information is offered via automated announcements, CIS displays, timetable posters and customer help points on each side.
The station frontage on Vyse Street, with to the right a grade II listed cast-iron urinal.
A Worcester-bound train on platform 1 in 2005, far below street level which is on the level of the top floor of the building behind.
Most trains are operated by West Midlands Trains. The Monday to Saturday daytime service sees trains approximately every 10 minutes in each direction, operating between Stourbridge Junction, Birmingham Snow Hill, and either Dorridge or Whitlocks End. Many trains continue beyond Stourbridge to Kidderminster, Worcester Foregate Street or Great Malvern, and some continue beyond Whitlocks End & Dorridge to Stratford-upon-Avon.
West Midlands Metro services operate at frequent intervals, between Grand Central and Wolverhampton St George's. Mondays to Saturdays, services in each direction run at six to eight-minute intervals during the day, and at fifteen-minute intervals during the evenings and on Sundays.
|Preceding station||Midland Metro||Following station|
|Soho, Benson Road||Line 1||St Paul's|
|The Hawthorns||West Midlands Railway
|Birmingham Snow Hill|
|The Hawthorns||Chiltern Railways
|Birmingham Snow Hill|
- "2016 West Midlands Travel Trends Covering Report" (PDF). West Midlands Combined Authority. p. 39. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
- "Jewellery Quarter Station 1995 - Present". Rail Around Birmingham & the West Midlands. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
- Jewellery Quarter station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- Table 71 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- "Midland Metro timetable". Network West Midlands. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2007). Worcester to Birmingham. Middleton Press. figs. 110-111. ISBN 9781904474975. OCLC 263292710.
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- Train times and station information for Jewellery Quarter station from National Rail
- Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Jewellery Quarter railway station