Sandwell & Dudley railway station

Coordinates: 52°30′31″N 2°00′42″W / 52.508637°N 2.011776°W / 52.508637; -2.011776
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Sandwell & Dudley
National Rail
General information
LocationOldbury, Sandwell
Coordinates52°30′31″N 2°00′42″W / 52.508637°N 2.011776°W / 52.508637; -2.011776
Grid referenceSO992900
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Transit authorityTransport for West Midlands
Other information
Station codeSAD
Fare zone4
ClassificationDfT category D
Key dates
1852Opened as Oldbury
1984Rebuilt and renamed Sandwell & Dudley
2018/19Increase 1.071 million
2019/20Decrease 1.052 million
2020/21Decrease 0.221 million
2021/22Increase 0.605 million
2022/23Increase 0.807 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Sandwell & Dudley railway station is on the Birmingham Loop of the West Coast Main Line, on the outskirts of Oldbury. The name of the station is somewhat misleading; the station is actually located between Oldbury and West Bromwich, and not near Dudley. The nearest station to the town of Dudley is Dudley Port.


It was originally opened as Oldbury in 1852 and was one of two stations in the town. The more centrally located Great Western Railway (GWR) Oldbury station was located on the site of the bingo hall opposite the Sainsbury's supermarket and was the only station on the GWR's Oldbury line from Langley Green.

In May 1984, the station was renamed Sandwell & Dudley, having been demolished and rebuilt by British Rail with longer platforms capable of handling long-distance InterCity trains.[1][2]


The station is operated by West Midlands Trains on behalf of Transport for West Midlands.

As of December 2023, it is served by:

Avanti West Coast:[3]

West Midlands Railway:

Calls on local stopping services to stations between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury were removed in the December 2022 timetable change.[7]

Transport for Wales:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Birmingham New Street   Avanti West Coast
West Coast Main Line
Smethwick Galton Bridge   West Midlands Railway
Walsall / Birmingham - Wolverhampton
  Dudley Port
Birmingham New Street   Transport for Wales
Birmingham - Chester
  Transport for Wales
Birmingham - Aberystwyth / Pwllheli


  1. ^ Intelligence Railway Gazette International issue May 1983 page 314
  2. ^ 110 mph for Class 87s Rail Enthusiast issue 33 June 1984 page 6
  3. ^ "Scheduled timetable book for 10 December 2023 to 1 June 2024" (PDF). Avanti West Coast.
  4. ^ "Train Timetables and Schedules | Sandwell & Dudley". West Midlands Railway. Archived from the original on 16 May 2023. Retrieved 16 May 2023.
  5. ^ "Train times | 10 December until 1 June 2024 | Rugeley to Birmingham New Street via Walsall". West Midlands Railway.
  6. ^ "Train times | 10 December 2023 until 1 June 2024 | Wolverhampton to Birmingham via Smethwick". West Midlands Railway.
  7. ^ "December Timetable Change – what's happening?". Railsmartr. Archived from the original on 20 May 2023. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  8. ^ "Train Times | 21 May - 9 September 2023 | Birmingham-Shrewsbury-Chester" (PDF). Transport for Wales Rail. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2023. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  9. ^ "Cambrian | Train Times | 21 May - 9 September 2023 | Birmingham-Shrewsbury-Aberystwyth-Pwllheli" (PDF). Transport for Wales Rail. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2023. Retrieved 20 May 2023.

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