Stechford railway station

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Stechford National Rail
Stechford railway station, geograph-3380522-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
Location
Place Stechford
Local authority Birmingham
Coordinates 52°29′02″N 1°48′40″W / 52.484°N 1.811°W / 52.484; -1.811Coordinates: 52°29′02″N 1°48′40″W / 52.484°N 1.811°W / 52.484; -1.811
Grid reference SP128874
Operations
Station code SCF
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 3
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 0.111 million
2004/05 Increase 0.115 million
2005/06 Steady 0.115 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.109 million
2007/08 Increase 0.120 million
2008/09 Increase 0.199 million
2009/10 Increase 0.202 million
2010/11 Increase 0.209 million
2011/12 Increase 0.361 million
2012/13 Increase 0.367 million
2013/14 Increase 0.384 million
2014/15 Increase 0.389 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for West Midlands
Zone 3
History
Key dates Opened 1844 (1844)
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 Stechford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Stechford railway station serves the Stechford area of Birmingham, England. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Midland. It lies at the junction between the Birmingham to Coventry line and the predominantly freight-only Stechford-Aston spur. The station was much more important at the end of the 19th century, retaining a working freight yard until as late as the 1980s. The yard tracks have since been lifted.

Platform 1 is used by services to Birmingham New Street and a few direct services from Birmingham International to Walsall, platform 2 is used by services to Birmingham International, Coventry and London. Platform 3 currently has no timetabled services.

On 28 February 1967, Stechford station was the scene of a train collision.

Up Walsall to Birmingham International trains have a platform face of their own, but down Birmingham International to Walsall trains use the up main platform via a facing crossover. The 19th-century bridge over the railway underwent renovation from August to September 2006.

Stechford Station has poor access for people with mobility impairments. Steep steps lead from the ticket office to the Birmingham platform, and the Coventry platform can be reached only by traversing a further bridge. People with mobility impairments are therefore generally advised to use Lea Hall, which is equipped with ramps.

The station is on Victoria Road, just off Station Road, which is part of the A4040 Birmingham outer ring road.

Services[edit]

Stechford is served by two trains per hour to Birmingham New Street from Monday to Saturday. This service is reduced to one train per hour on Sundays. Southbound, there is one train per hour to Birmingham International and one train continuing to Coventry and London Euston. There is a less frequent southbound service on Sundays. During peak trains, additional Birmingham - Rugby/Northampton/Milton Keynes/London services call here, but most of these services pass through non-stop.[1]

The line to/from Aston has in the past been used by a limited direct service between Walsall & Birmingham International and by Wrexham and Shropshire services between Wrexham General and London Marylebone (though not calling here) until January 2011. In the current (May 2016) timetable, the only passenger services booked to use it are a weekday late evening CrossCountry train from Reading to Birmingham New Street and the Caledonian Sleepers between Glasgow Central and London Euston in both directions on Sunday nights.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 68
  2. ^ "PSUL 2016 - West Midlands"Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines; Retrieved 24 May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lea Hall   London Midland
Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line
  Adderley Park
or
Birmingham New Street