Perry Barr railway station

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Perry Barr National Rail
Perry Barr Station (7851007730).jpg
The station platforms
Location
Place Perry Barr
Local authority Birmingham
Coordinates 52°30′58″N 1°54′07″W / 52.516°N 1.902°W / 52.516; -1.902Coordinates: 52°30′58″N 1°54′07″W / 52.516°N 1.902°W / 52.516; -1.902
Grid reference SP066909
Operations
Station code PRY
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*
2010/11 Increase 0.404 million
2011/12 Increase 0.645 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.644 million
2013/14 Increase 0.665 million
2014/15 Increase 0.684 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for West Midlands
Zone 2
History
1838 Opened by Grand Junction Railway
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 Perry Barr from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Perry Barr Railway Station is a railway station in Perry Barr, Birmingham, England.

Although rebuilt around the time of electrification in the 1960s, it stands on the site of the original Grand Junction Railway station of 1838, and so is the oldest station on its original site in the city, and one of the oldest continually-operated station sites in the world. The pedestrian entrance is on the A34 Walsall Road.

It has two platforms, one each side of the two operating lines, with no points or sidings. The ticket office is on a bridge over the tracks, which are below street level.

As well as local residents, shops and businesses, it serves:

Services[edit]

The typical Monday-Saturday daytime service sees two trains per hour in each direction between Walsall and Birmingham New Street (and hence onwards to Wolverhampton via the Stour Valley Line) that are operated by Class 323 electric trains. This service is reduced to one train per hour in the evenings and on Sundays. There are a small number of early morning and late evening trains on weekdays that are operated by Class 170 diesel trains and extend past Walsall to either Hednesford or Rugeley Trent Valley.[1]

The station has in the past been served by a limited number of through trains from Walsall towards Birmingham International, but these no longer operate. The line also sees occasional use for diverted passenger trains between New Street & Wolverhampton (and points north), usually when the direct route via Dudley Port is closed for engineering work.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 70

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
London Midland
London Midland
Wolverhampton-Birmingham via Smethwick Galton Bridge and Aston
London Midland
Birmingham New Street-Birmingham International via Aston and Stechford
Historical railways
Line and station open
London and North Western Railway
Line open, station closed