Smethwick Rolfe Street railway station
|Smethwick Rolfe Street|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||Transport for West Midlands|
|Key dates||Opened 1852|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Smethwick Rolfe Street from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Smethwick Rolfe Street is one of two railway stations serving the town of Smethwick, West Midlands, England. It is situated on the Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line 3¼ miles (5 km) north west of Birmingham New Street. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland. The other station serving Smethwick is Smethwick Galton Bridge, which is the next stop up the line.
The station was opened in July 1852 by the Birmingham, Wolverhampton, & Stour Valley Railway Company (later absorbed by London and North Western Railway) as part of the Stour Valley Line from Birmingham to Wolverhampton. It was rebuilt in its present form in 1890 when two level crossings in the centre of Smethwick were abolished. Drawings of the rebuilt station can be found on the Smethwick Rolfe Street Station gallery page of the Network Rail Corporate Archive.
In 1985, pupils from Parkside Junior School created a mural for Platform 1 under the direction of artist Jeremy Waygood as part of the Birmingham to Wolverhampton Corridor Initiative
The station is served by two trains per hour in each direction Mondays to Saturdays, by the local service between Wolverhampton, Birmingham New Street and Walsall via Aston. On Sundays, the service runs hourly between New Street and Wolverhampton only.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Birmingham New Street||London Midland
Walsall/Birmingham - Wolverhampton
|Smethwick Galton Bridge|
Line open, station closed
|London and North Western Railway & Great Western Railway||Smethwick West
Line open, station closed
- Clinker, C (1958). Railways of the West Midlands a chronology 1808-1954. London: Stephenson Locomotive Society. pp. 21, 46.
- "Young artists improve view". Smethwick Telephone. 25 Jul 1985.
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 68 (Network Rail)
- Arriva Trains Wales Timetable 1: Swansea to Shrewsbury, Cambrian Coast and Chester to Birmingham
- Train times and station information for Smethwick Rolfe Street railway station from National Rail
- Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Smethwick Rolfe Street station
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