Longbridge railway station

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Longbridge National Rail
Longbridge Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Longbridge
Local authority Birmingham
Coordinates 52°23′46″N 1°58′48″W / 52.396°N 1.980°W / 52.396; -1.980Coordinates: 52°23′46″N 1°58′48″W / 52.396°N 1.980°W / 52.396; -1.980
Grid reference SP013775
Operations
Station code LOB
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.751 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.743 million
2013/14 Increase 0.797 million
2014/15 Increase 0.832 million
2015/16 Increase 0.919 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for West Midlands
Zone 4
History
Original company Birmingham and Gloucester Railway
15 November 1841 Station opened
1 May 1849 Closed
8 May 1978 Reopened
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 Longbridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Longbridge railway station serves the Longbridge area in the south-west of Birmingham, England. It is on the Cross City Line. The station and all trains calling there are operated by London Midland.

History[edit]

Two previous stations serving Longbridge have existed: The first one was opened just south of the current one, when the original Birmingham and Gloucester Railway opened in 1840, it did not prosper and closed in 1849. Another Longbridge station had existed nearby, on the Halesowen Railway's branch to Old Hill: this station only ever served workman's trains, and operated between 1915 and 1964.[1][2]

The current station, on Tessall Lane, was built in 1978 under the auspices of British Rail, as part of the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive's Cross-City Line scheme. It was built as a simple two platform station on the four-track line, with a turnback siding just south of the station for terminating services. The line was electrified in 1993.[1]

Platforms at Longbridge with Class 323 about to depart towards Birmingham New Street

Services[edit]

During Monday-Saturday daytimes, northbound trains operate every 10 minutes with two trains per hour to Four Oaks, two to Lichfield City and two through to Lichfield Trent Valley. Southbound trains operate every 20 minutes to Redditch and three trains per hour from the north also terminate here (using a reversing siding south of the station to change direction). On Sundays, trains operate every 30 minutes between Redditch and Lichfield.[3]

Services are operated by Class 323 electric multiple units.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Midland
London Midland Terminus
Disused railways
Line and station closed
Great Western Railway Terminus

Disabled access[edit]

The ticket office and footbridge have level access from Longbridge Lane. Platform 1 (for trains towards Birmingham New Street) has step-free access by means of a lift from the footbridge, and platform 2 (for trains towards Redditch) has a ramp from the footbridge to platform level.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boynton, John (1993). Rails Across The City, The Story of The Birmingham Cross City Line. Kidderminster: Mid England Books. ISBN 0-9522248-0-1.
  2. ^ "Longbridge Station (Halesowen Railway) 1915 - 1964". Rail around Birmingham & the West Midlands. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  3. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Table 69 (Network Rail)

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