Landywood railway station

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Landywood National Rail
Landywood railway station in 2008.jpg
Landywood railway station in 2008 (Southbound platform)
Location
Place Landywood
Local authority South Staffordshire
Grid reference SJ986065
Operations
Station code LAW
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.117 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.107 million
2013/14 Increase 0.110 million
2014/15 Decrease 92,398
2015/16 Increase 97,214
History
1908 Landywood Halt opened
1916 closed
1989 present station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Landywood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Landywood railway station is situated in the village of Landywood in Staffordshire, England. As well as Landywood, the station also serves the adjacent villages of Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley (The former Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay railway station closed in the 1960s). The LNWR also operated an earlier halt at Landywood which closed on 1 January 1916.

The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland.

History[edit]

The first station on the site was opened in 1908 by the London and North Western Railway but closed after a short life in 1916. The present station opened in 1989, as part of the first stage of the reopening by British Rail of the Chase Line from Walsall to Hednesford to passenger trains. The area was previously served by a station further north at Great Wyrley, but this was closed during the Beeching Axe of the 1960s.

In 2010, the stations between Walsall and Stafford (including Landywood) were subject to a £1.6 million upgrade project. This included the installation of new lighting, CCTV, live train information boards, and new waiting shelters.[1]

Services[edit]

Typically, Monday to Saturday daytimes, Landywood is served by one train per hour in each direction between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley where connections to Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe are available, although a small number of trains (1 per day on weekdays & Sundays) terminate at Hednesford. Services are usually operated by Class 170 diesel trains. During the morning and evening peak, trains to Walsall and Birmingham run at an increased 30 minute frequency.[2] Journey times are typically 14 minutes to Walsall and 38 minutes to Birmingham New Street.

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Coordinates: 52°39′25″N 2°01′16″W / 52.657°N 2.021°W / 52.657; -2.021