Lye railway station

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Lye National Rail
Lye railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
PlaceLye
Local authorityDudley
Grid referenceSO922846
Operations
Station codeLYE
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 82,662
2014/15Decrease 82,104
2015/16Increase 90,408
2016/17Decrease 89,588
2017/18Increase 95,026
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone5
History
Key datesOpened 1863 (1863)
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 Lye from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Lye railway station serves the Lye area of Stourbridge, in the West Midlands of England. The station is managed by [West Mildands Trains], who provide the majority of train services; Chiltern Railways also operate a small number of trains. It is situated on the Birmingham-Stourbridge line.

History[edit]

Lye station was opened in 1863 by the Stourbridge Railway, on their line from Stourbridge Junction to Old Hill. This was later taken over by the Great Western Railway, who incorporated it into their line to Birmingham.

Lye railway station has the joint-shortest name (Lye) in the United Kingdom.

The ticket office is no longer open, however there are ticket machines on the station platform. [1]

Services[edit]

The typical Monday-Saturday daytime service is a train every 30 minutes between Stourbridge Junction, Birmingham Snow Hill and Stratford-upon-Avon. Trains run alternately via Whitlocks End and via Dorridge, though the latter service is curtailed at Dorridge in the evenings. On Sundays, trains are hourly.[2]

There are additional services at peak times, including occasional Chiltern Railways services to London Marylebone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Rail Enquiries - Station facilities for Lye (West Midlands)". www.nationalrail.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  2. ^ Table 71 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cradley Heath   West Midlands Railway
Leamington-Worcester
  Stourbridge Junction
Cradley Heath   Chiltern Railways
London-Kidderminster
  Stourbridge Junction

Coordinates: 52°27′36″N 2°06′56″W / 52.46000°N 2.11556°W / 52.46000; -2.11556