Marston Green railway station

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Marston Green
National Rail
Marston Green railway station.jpg
LocationMarston Green, Solihull
England
Grid referenceSP166854
Managed byWest Midlands Railway
Transit authorityTransport for West Midlands
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeMGN
Fare zone4
ClassificationDfT category E
Key dates
1838Opened
Passengers
2015/16Increase 0.698 million
2016/17Increase 0.748 million
2017/18Increase 0.768 million
2018/19Increase 0.876 million
2019/20Decrease 0.847 million
Location
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Marston Green railway station is located in the suburb of Marston Green, in the borough of Solihull, West Midlands, England. It is the nearest station to Chelmsley Wood. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by West Midlands Railway.

History[edit]

The station opened on 9 April 1838[1] as part of the LNWR's line between Birmingham New Street and Coventry. Unlike many of the other small rail stations constructed in the mid 19th century around Birmingham, Marston Green station has remained open to passengers since it was opened. However, none of the railway station's original features remain, having been replaced during the 1970s.

Services[edit]

London Northwestern Railway (part of the West Midlands Trains franchise) operate three trains per hour to Birmingham New Street. Two trains per hour run non-stop to Birmingham New Street and one calls at Lea Hall and Stechford. This service is reduced to two trains per hour on Sundays. Southbound there are three trains per hour to London Euston for most of the day, though in the evenings some terminate short at Coventry or Northampton. On Sundays, there is one train per hour to London Euston and one to Coventry.[2]

The railway station is adjacent to bus stops, where buses towards Birmingham, Solihull, Chelmsley Wood, Small Heath, Water Orton, Coleshill, and Yardley stop.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British History - History of Bickenhill - Refer to paragraph one
  2. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 68

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Birmingham International   West Midlands Railway
Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line
  Lea Hall or
Birmingham New Street
  London Northwestern Railway
London-Crewe/Liverpool
 

Coordinates: 52°28′01″N 1°45′22″W / 52.467°N 1.756°W / 52.467; -1.756