Selly Oak railway station

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Selly Oak National Rail
Selly Oak railway station.jpg
Location
PlaceSelly Oak
Local authorityBirmingham
Coordinates52°26′28″N 1°56′06″W / 52.441°N 1.935°W / 52.441; -1.935Coordinates: 52°26′28″N 1°56′06″W / 52.441°N 1.935°W / 52.441; -1.935
Grid referenceSP044826
Operations
Station codeSLY
Managed byWest Midlands Railway[1]
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 2.407 million
2014/15Increase 2.433 million
2015/16Increase 2.671 million
2016/17Increase 2.805 million
2017/18Increase 2.848 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone2
History
3 April 1876Opened
1978Rebuilt
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 Selly Oak from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Selly Oak railway station is a railway station in Selly Oak in Birmingham, England, on the Cross-City Line between Redditch, Birmingham and Lichfield.

It opened on 3 April 1876[2] on the Midland Railway's Birmingham West Suburban Railway branch to serve the burgeoning suburbs of Selly Oak and Bournbrook. The station area has changed considerably since the Midland Railway days and lost virtually all its original features as the station was completely rebuilt by British Rail in 1978 to designs of the architect John Broome[3] along with the others on this line when the Cross-City route was commissioned. Prior to the rebuild, the station had only received a limited service (mainly at peak hours) for much of the 1960s and 1970s.

The station is only served by Cross City Line trains, which are currently Class 323 electrical multiple units. Pedestrian and vehicular access is via Heeley Road, off the A38 Bristol Road. The station and line are on an embankment.

The site has recently been expanded with the addition of a new car park with 93 free spaces, making Selly Oak station a new Park and Ride site.[4] Access between platforms is via a covered overhead bridge, with lifts available. The overhead bridge has views of Bournbrook, The University of Birmingham and the city centre itself.

Selly Oak Station is equipped with real-time information departure boards which were previously installed in 2006 by Central Trains. There are automated ticket machines and windowed ticket booths.

Services[edit]

Trains call every 10 minutes each way during the day on Mondays to Saturdays (less frequently after 8pm) and every half hour on Sundays.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Station facilities for Selly Oak
  2. ^ "Local and District News". Worcester Journal. British Newspaper Archive. 8 April 1876. Retrieved 23 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ Lawrence, David (2018). British Rail Architecture 1948-97. Crecy Publishing Ltd. p. 155. ISBN 9780860936855.
  4. ^ "Birmingham City Council - Railway Station Car Parks".
  5. ^ Table 69 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

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West Midlands Railway
Cross-City Line