Tyseley railway station

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Tyseley National Rail
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Location
Place Tyseley
Local authority City of Birmingham
Coordinates 52°27′14″N 1°50′20″W / 52.454°N 1.839°W / 52.454; -1.839Coordinates: 52°27′14″N 1°50′20″W / 52.454°N 1.839°W / 52.454; -1.839
Grid reference SP109840
Operations
Station code TYS
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 4
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.182 million
2012/13 Increase 0.193 million
2013/14 Increase 0.198 million
2014/15 Increase 0.202 million
2015/16 Increase 0.209 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for West Midlands
Zone 2
History
1906 Opened by Great Western Railway
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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 Tyseley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tyseley railway station serves the district of Tyseley in Birmingham, West Midlands, England. It is at the junction of the lines linking Birmingham with Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon.

London Midland manages the station and runs most of the trains that serve it. Chiltern Railways trains serve the station in the late evening only.

The main station building is on a bridge over the tracks, on the Wharfedale Road (B4146). It is next to a railway depot and Tyseley Locomotive Works.

History[edit]

The Great Western Railway opened the station in 1906. It is on what was the GWR main line between London Paddington and Birkenhead Woodside. It was built with four platforms, but later British Railways took platforms 1 and 2 out of use.

Since the mid-1990s traffic on the line has increased. In 2007–08 Network Rail resignalled the line between Birmingham and Warwick, modified the track at Tyseley and restored platforms 1 and 2 to use. Work has also begun on upgrading the Solihull line by adding a third track.

Trains to and from Solihull are now able to use the new 60 mph (97 km/h) Tyseley North Junction. Two new junctions have been built at each end of the station, which allow non-stopping services between Solihull and Birmingham Snow Hill to cross at 60 mph.

Services[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays, daytime service is generally two trains per hour outside peak hours.[1]

Northbound, there are two trains per hour to Birmingham Snow Hill. Most trains continue to Stourbridge Junction, Kidderminster or Worcester.

Southbound, there is one train per hour to Dorridge via Solihull and one train per hour to Whitlocks End via Shirley.

On Sundays, there is an hourly service each way - southbound to Stratford-upon-Avon via Shirley and northbound to Worcester Foregate Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 71 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

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