Stechford railway station

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Stechford National Rail
Stechford Railway Station entrance 29 Sep 2017.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 West Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 3
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 0.367 million
2013/14 Increase 0.384 million
2014/15 Increase 0.389 million
2015/16 Increase 0.432 million
2016/17 Increase 0.465 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for West Midlands
Zone 3
History
Key dates Opened 1844 (1844)
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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.
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Stechford railway station serves the Stechford area of Birmingham, England on Victoria Road, just off Station Road, which is part of the A4040 Birmingham outer ring road. 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.

View from Platform 1 towards Platform 2, and beyond the defunct Platform 3

Platform 1 is used by services to Birmingham New Street and was also served by 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. Up Walsall to Birmingham International trains formerly had a platform face of their own (platform 3), but down Birmingham International to Walsall trains used 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.

On 28 February 1967, Stechford station was the scene of a train collision.[1]

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 hours, additional Birmingham - Rugby/Northampton/Milton Keynes/London services call here, but most of these services pass through non-stop.[2]

The line to/from Aston has in the past been used by a limited direct service between Walsall and Birmingham International and by Wrexham & Shropshire services between Wrexham General and London Marylebone (though not calling here) until January 2011. In the current (2018 timetable) London NorthWestern Railway under West Midlands Railway operate at the station whilst no CrossCountry Trains or Virgin Trains call at the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pithie, Fraser (February 2017). "Fatal Signals at Stechford". The Railway Magazine. Vol. 163 no. 1,391. Horncastle: Mortons Media. p. 22. ISSN 0033-8923. 
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 68

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lea Hall   West Midlands Railway
Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line
  Adderley Park or
Birmingham New Street
Lea Hall   London Northwestern Railway
London-Birmingham
  Birmingham New Street