Lea Hall railway station

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Lea Hall National Rail
Lea Hall railway station, geograph-3380519-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
Location
PlaceLea Hall
Local authorityBirmingham
Coordinates52°28′48″N 1°47′10″W / 52.480°N 1.786°W / 52.480; -1.786Coordinates: 52°28′48″N 1°47′10″W / 52.480°N 1.786°W / 52.480; -1.786
Grid referenceSP145869
Operations
Station codeLEH
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.477 million
2014/15Increase 0.487 million
2015/16Increase 0.536 million
2016/17Increase 0.571 million
2017/18Increase 0.579 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone3
History
Key datesOpened 1939 (1939)
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 Lea Hall from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Lea Hall railway station is situated in the Lea Hall area east of the city of Birmingham, in the West Midlands of England. It has two platforms, one each side of the two running lines, with no points or sidings. The ticket office is on a bridge over the tracks, which are a little below street level. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by West Midlands Trains. Ramps have been added to permit easy disabled access to both platforms.

History[edit]

The station was designed by the architect William Henry Hamlyn and opened in 1939.[1]

In 1998 the station was re-designed with new sculptures and colour scheme by Tim Tolkien, great nephew of writer J. R. R. Tolkien

Services[edit]

From Monday to Saturday there are two trains per hour to Birmingham New Street. One calls at Stechford and Adderley Park, whilst the other runs non-stop.

Southbound, two trains per hour operate from Monday to Saturday; one running non-stop to Birmingham International and one calling at all stations to Coventry, then principal stations to Northampton, Milton Keynes Central and London Euston. There are additional calls at peak times, and some evening trains terminate at Coventry or Northampton.[2]

On Sundays an hourly service operates in each direction, northbound to New Street and southbound to Coventry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawrence, David (2018). British Rail Architecture 1948-97. Crecy Publishing Ltd. p. 21. ISBN 9780860936855.
  2. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 68 (Network Rail)
  • 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

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Marston Green   West Midlands Railway
Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line
  Stechford
  London Northwestern Railway
London-Birmingham