Stechford railway station
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||3|
|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 1844|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.
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.
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.
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 68
- "PSUL 2016 - West Midlands"Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines; Retrieved 24 May 2016
- Train times and station information for Stechford railway station from National Rail
- Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Stechford railway station
- Railways of Warwickshire entry
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|Lea Hall||London Midland
Birmingham New Street
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