Tipton railway station

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Tipton National Rail
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Location
Place Tipton
Local authority Sandwell
Grid reference SO956925
Operations
Station code TIP
Managed by West Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Decrease 0.241 million
2013/14 Increase 0.282 million
2014/15 Increase 0.287 million
2015/16 Increase 0.320 million
2016/17 Increase 0.335 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for West Midlands
Zone 5
History
Key dates Opened 1852 (1852)
2009 Closed for redevelopment
2010 Re-opened
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 Tipton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tipton railway station is located in the town of Tipton in the borough of Sandwell, West Midlands, England and was known as Tipton Owen Street until 1968. It is situated on the West Coast Main Line. The station is operated by West Midlands Trains, and all services are provided by West Midlands Railway.

At the southern end of the station, there was a level crossing, though this was closed in January 2010 on the opening of a relief road which undercuts the railway.

The station was closed in early 2010 for refurbishment which allowed the platforms to be extended to accommodate longer trains than previously. The redevelopment also included new waiting areas, easier access to the station, increased car park size, new subway, improved security and a new bus interchange.

Services[edit]

Tipton is served by West Midlands Railway services between Walsall and Wolverhampton, which are sponsored by Network West Midlands.

During Monday-Saturday daytime, there is a train every half-hour, which calls at all stations between Wolverhampton and Walsall via Birmingham New Street and Aston. On Sundays, there is typically one train per hour between Birmingham and Wolverhampton only.[1]

Three Main West Midlands Railway Express services call at this railway station - the first is a morning peak service from Stafford to New Street; the second evening peak service from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury; and the third is the final service from Birmingham New Street to Crewe.

Nearby Attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 68

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dudley Port   West Midlands Railway
Wolverhampton-Birmingham/Walsall
  Coseley
  London Northwestern Railway
Birmingham-Liverpool
 

Coordinates: 52°31′48″N 2°03′58″W / 52.530°N 2.066°W / 52.530; -2.066