Penkridge railway station
Penkridge station, 10 February 2007
|Local authority||South Staffordshire|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Penkridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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It is situated on the Birmingham branch of the West Coast Main Line. To the north, the line continues towards Stafford. To the south, the line continues towards the city of Wolverhampton. The station is operated by London Midland, who run all of its train services.
The original station was built by the Grand Junction Railway and opened in 1837.:31 Baron Hatherton allowed to trains run across his land on the condition that two trains a day stopped at Penkridge. When closure of the station was proposed in 1962, the incumbent Baron Hatherton threatened to withdraw the right to cross his land if the station was closed.
The station has a slightly unusual weekday service pattern, in that there are two trains per hour southbound to Birmingham New Street but only one per hour northbound to Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street. A number of additional services call northbound during the morning and evening weekday peak periods. On Sundays there is an hourly service each way.
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