Penkridge railway station

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Penkridge National Rail
Penkridge station - 2007-02-10.jpg
Penkridge station, 10 February 2007
Location
Place Penkridge
Local authority South Staffordshire
Grid reference SJ920139
Operations
Station code PKG
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 194,702
2012/13 Decrease 191,984
2013/14 Increase 202,128
2014/15 Decrease 201,540
2015/16 Increase 222,940
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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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Penkridge railway station is a station serving the town of Penkridge in Staffordshire, England.

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.

History[edit]

The original station was built by the Grand Junction Railway and opened in 1837.[1]: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.

Services[edit]

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.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Drake, James (1838). Drake’s Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway (1838). Moorland Reprints. ISBN 0903485257. 
  2. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 68

References[edit]

Lewis, Roy (1996). Staffordshire Railway Stations on old picture postcards (reprinted 2002). Nottingham: Reflections of a Bygone Age. ISBN 1-900138-05-0

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Wolverhampton   London Midland
Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line
  Stafford
Disused railways
Gailey   London and North Western Railway
former Grand Junction Railway
  Stafford

Coordinates: 52°43′26″N 2°07′08″W / 52.724°N 2.119°W / 52.724; -2.119