Langley Green railway station

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Langley Green National Rail
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Langley Green railway station in 2010.
Location
Place Langley Green
Local authority Sandwell
Grid reference SO997883
Operations
Station code LGG
Managed by West Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 0.167 million
2013/14 Increase 0.171 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.170 million
2015/16 Increase 0.181 million
2016/17 Increase 0.189 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for West Midlands
Zone 3
History
Key dates Opened 1 May 1885 (1 May 1885)
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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 Langley Green from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Langley Green railway station serves the Langley Green area of Oldbury in Sandwell, in the West Midlands of England. It is located on the Birmingham to Worcester via Kidderminster Line. The station is managed by West Midlands Trains, who provide the majority of train services; there are also occasional services provided by Chiltern Railways.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 May 1885 by the Great Western Railway on their line from Birmingham Snow Hill to Stourbridge Junction.[1][2] There was also a Great Western Railway branch from here to Oldbury, a large town to the north. The Oldbury branch closed to passengers on 3 March 1915;[2] and the remains of this line and its platforms can still be seen at Langley Green station.

The line from Smethwick West through to Snow Hill closed in 1972. In the run up to closure the sparse service to Snow Hill terminated at Langley Green, with Kidderminster services diverted into Birmingham New Street. This continued until 1995 when the line through Snow Hill to Birmingham Moor Street was restored. Some Hereford and Worcester to New Street trains continued to run via the Smethwick Jcn - Galton Junction curve until May 2004, but the route today is only used for diversions if the normal route to Snow Hill is closed for engineering work.

Services[edit]

The typical Monday-Saturday daytime service is every 30 minutes, between Stourbridge Junction and Birmingham Snow Hill, with alternate trains continuing beyond Birmingham to Dorridge or Whitlocks End. Most daytime trains on both routes trains continue through to Stratford-upon-Avon since the winter 2013 timetable change.[3] Most local services are run by Class 172 Diesel Multiple Unit currently, with the one Chiltern Railways service per day that is run by a Class 168 DMU only.

There are additional services at peak times, though Chiltern Railways services to London Marylebone no longer call. There is one Chiltern Railways service that calls at this station on weekdays only. This is the 21:10 from London Marylebone which departs this station at 23:29 for Stourbridge Junction.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983. 
  2. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  3. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14; Table 71 (Network Rail)
  4. ^ "Realtime Trains - 21:10 London Marylebone to Stourbridge Junction". Retrieved 1 August 2018. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Smethwick Galton Bridge   West Midlands Railway
Leamington-Worcester
  Rowley Regis
Smethwick Galton Bridge   Chiltern Railways
London-Kidderminster
  Rowley Regis
Disused railways
Rood End
Station Closed, Line Open
  Great Western Railway
Later British Rail
  Rowley Regis
Oldbury
Station and Line closed
  Great Western Railway
Later British Rail
Oldbury Railway
  Terminus
Smethwick Rolfe Street   Central Trains
Birmingham to Worcester via Kidderminster Line
  Rowley Regis

Coordinates: 52°29′38″N 2°00′18″W / 52.494°N 2.005°W / 52.494; -2.005