List of railway stations in the West Midlands

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This is a list of railway stations within the West Midlands, a metropolitan county in central England which includes the cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. It includes all railway stations in the West Midlands that currently have regular timetabled train services, as well as certain stations outside the county which are within the area supported by the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (WMPTE),[a] better known by their corporate name, Centro.[b] Transport within the West Midlands is subsidised by WMPTE, who since 2006 have used the brand name Network West Midlands to demonstrate the 'joined-up' nature of the regions bus and rail networks.[1][2]

The West Midlands rail network is divided into five zones, centred on Birmingham city centre.[3] This is mainly for the purpose of defining season ticket boundaries. For example, a ticket valid in zones 1 and 2 can be used for travel between any station in those zones, but cannot be used to travel to zone 3 or beyond. The outside boundary is formed by the railway stations at Wolverhampton, Bloxwich North, Blake Street, Coventry, Dorridge, Earlswood, Longbridge, Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town, inclusively.[4]

Stations[edit]

Birmingham New Street lies at the hub of the West Midland rail network.

The following table lists the name of each station, along with the year it first opened, the metropolitan district in which the station lies, and the zone in which it is situated. Midland Metro tram stops are not listed, except for locations which have an interchange with rail services.[5] The table also shows the train operators who currently serve each station, and the final two columns give information on the number of passengers using each station in recent years, as collated by the Office of Rail Regulation, a Government body. The figures are based on ticket sales, and are given to the nearest 100.[6]

Station Year
opened
Metropolitan
borough[7][c]
Zone[8] Served by[9] Station users
2006–07[6]
Station users
2007–08[6]
Acocks Green 1852[10] Birmingham 3 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
160,100 161,400
Adderley Park 1860[11] Birmingham 2 London Midland 19,500 20,400
Aston 1854[12] Birmingham 2 London Midland 167,700 206,300
Berkswell 1884[13] Solihull 5 London Midland 112,000 114,100
Bescot Stadium 1847[14] Sandwell 4 London Midland 55,000 48,200
Birmingham International 1976[15] Solihull 5 Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
London Midland
Virgin Trains
2,448,200 2,576,100
Birmingham Moor Street 1909[16] Birmingham 1 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
2,680,800 687,400
Birmingham New Street 1851[17] Birmingham 1 Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
London Midland
Virgin Trains
14,525,900 17,007,200
Birmingham Snow Hill 1852[18][d] Birmingham 1 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
Midland Metro
1,939,000 2,407,300
Blake Street 1884[19] Birmingham 5 London Midland 175,900 184,000
Bloxwich 1989[20] Walsall 5 London Midland 21,100 24,000
Bloxwich North 1990[20] Walsall 5 London Midland 23,800 26,600
Bordesley 1855[21] Birmingham 2 London Midland 3,700 4,000
Bournville 1876[22] Birmingham 3 London Midland 405,900 466,900
Butlers Lane 1957[23] Birmingham 5 London Midland 96,000 103,000
Canley 1940[24] Coventry 5 London Midland 77,900 90,000
Chester Road 1863[25] Birmingham 3 London Midland 266,700 296,200
Coseley 1852[26][e] Dudley 5 London Midland 117,200 126,600
Coventry 1838[27] Coventry 5 CrossCountry
London Midland
Virgin Trains
2,874,900 3,039,500
Cradley Heath 1863[28] Sandwell 5 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
242,500 288,300
Dorridge 1852[29] Solihull 5 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
300,800 304,500
Duddeston 1837[30] Birmingham 2 London Midland 55,700 59,900
Dudley Port 1852[31][f] Sandwell 4 London Midland 144,300 155,200
Earlswood[a] 1908[32] Solihull 5 London Midland 38,400 32,400
Erdington 1862[33] Birmingham 3 London Midland 299,100 336,000
Five Ways 1885[34][g] Birmingham 1 London Midland 514,400 563,900
Four Oaks 1884[35] Birmingham 5 London Midland 251,000 276,600
Gravelly Hill 1862[36] Birmingham 2 London Midland 199,900 231,400
Hall Green 1908[37] Birmingham 3 London Midland 143,500 139,400
Hampton-in-Arden 1837[38][h] Solihull 5 London Midland 54,900 57,300
Hamstead 1862[39] Birmingham 3 London Midland 67,100 69,500
Jewellery Quarter 1995[40] Birmingham 1 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
Midland Metro
108,700 116,800
Kings Norton 1849[41] Birmingham 3 London Midland 447,500 481,400
Langley Green 1885[42] Sandwell 3 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
57,900 60,900
Lea Hall 1939[43] Birmingham 3 London Midland 146,800 141,200
Longbridge 1978[44][i] Birmingham 4 London Midland 342,800 373,300
Lye 1863[45] Dudley 5 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
40,400 46,400
Marston Green 1844[46] Solihull 4 London Midland 183,000 182,200
Northfield 1870[47] Birmingham 4 London Midland 305,800 333,100
Old Hill 1866[48] Sandwell 4 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
79,000 83,100
Olton 1869[49] Solihull 4 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
140,200 143,100
Perry Barr 1837[50] Birmingham 2 London Midland 164,100 172,600
Rowley Regis 1867[51] Sandwell 3 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
295,900 325,000
Sandwell and Dudley 1852[52] Sandwell 4 London Midland
Virgin Trains
280,000 314,600
Selly Oak 1876[53] Birmingham 2 London Midland 1,023,500 1,113,300
Shirley 1908[54] Solihull 4 London Midland 172,700 164,000
Small Heath 1863[55] Birmingham 2 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
37,200 37,700
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1995[56] Sandwell 2 Arriva Trains Wales
Chiltern Railways
London Midland
116,400 130,600
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1852[57] Sandwell 2 London Midland 113,600 107,100
Solihull 1852[58] Solihull 4 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
651,800 662,700
Spring Road 1908[59] Birmingham 3 London Midland 82,800 77,000
Stechford 1844[60] Birmingham 3 London Midland 109,200 119,800
Stourbridge Junction 1852[61] Dudley 5 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
444,200 499,600
Stourbridge Town 1879[62][j] Dudley 5 London Midland 258,700 278,800
Sutton Coldfield 1862[63][k] Birmingham 4 London Midland 578,100 634,300
Tame Bridge Parkway 1990[64] Sandwell 4 London Midland
Wrexham & Shropshire|
177,800 189,700
The Hawthorns 1931[65][l] Sandwell 2 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
Midland Metro
145,700 157,200
Tile Hill 1864[20] Coventry 5 London Midland 130,700 142,100
Tipton 1852[66] Sandwell 5 London Midland 124,600 126,800
Tyseley 1906[67] Birmingham 2 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
63,200 66,500
University 1978[68] Birmingham 2 CrossCountry
London Midland
1,190,800 1,250,900
Walsall 1849[69][m] Walsall 4 London Midland 583,300 587,000
Whitlocks End 1936[70] Solihull 4 London Midland 23,500 26,600
Widney Manor 1899[71] Solihull 4 Chiltern Railways
London Midland
119,500 116,900
Witton 1876[72] Birmingham 2 London Midland 77,400 99,800
Wolverhampton 1852[73][n] Wolverhampton 5 Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
London Midland
Virgin Trains
Wrexham & Shropshire
2,400,000 2,510,400
Wylde Green 1862[74] Birmingham 4 London Midland 223,900 243,800
Wythall[a] 1908[75] Bromsgrove 5 London Midland 31,400 30,300
Yardley Wood 1908[76] Birmingham 3 London Midland 161,500 159,700

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

a Wythall is in Worcestershire, and Earlswood lies on the border between the West Midlands and Warwickshire, however they are within zone 5 of the Network West Midlands area.[3]
b The West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (WMPTE) is the operating arm of the West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority (WMPTA) which sets policies and budgets for the executive. The WMPTA is a political body, made up of a number of councillors appointed from the seven West Midlands metropolitan borough councils.[77]
c
Numbered map of the seven metropolitan district councils[7]
1: Wolverhampton
2: Dudley
3: Walsall
4: Sandwell
5: Birmingham
6: Solihull
7: Coventry
d Birmingham Snow Hill was closed to passengers from 1972 to 1987.[18]
e Coseley was closed in 1902, and rebuilt approximately 400 metres away from its original site.[26]
f Two years previously, in 1850, a station was built nearby by the South Staffordshire line. When the Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway built their station, they became known as Dudley Port Low Level, and Dudley Port High Level respectively. When the earlier station was closed to passengers in 1964, the High Level suffix was dropped from the surviving station.[31][78]
g Five Ways was closed to passengers from 1944 to 1978.[34]
h Hampton-in-Arden was closed in 1884, and rebuilt approximately 400 metres away from its original site.[38]
i The present Longbridge is the second station to bear the name - the original stood some distance away on the now-closed branch to Halesowen from 1915 to 1964.[44][79]
j Stourbridge Town was closed to passengers from 1915 to 1919.[62]
k Built by the London and North Western Railway, the station is the only survivor of the three stations that once served the town. Both Sutton Town and Sutton Park stations were opened in 1879 by the Midland Railway, and closed in 1924 and 1965 respectively.[63][80][81]
l The Hawthorns was closed to passengers from 1968 to 1995.[65]
m Two years earlier, in 1847, a temporary station had been built at Bridgeman Place.[69]
n In 1854 a second station was opened at Wolverhampton by the Great Western Railway. This became known as Wolverhampton Low Level, whilst the earlier London and North Western Railway station became known as Wolverhampton High Level. Wolverhampton Low Level was closed to passengers in 1972 and fully in 1981. The High Level station (now known as just Wolverhampton) remains open.[73][82]

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