Witton railway station

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Witton National Rail
Witton Station - shelter - Platform 2 (7951389644).jpg
Witton station platforms.
Location
PlaceWitton
Local authorityBirmingham
Coordinates52°30′43″N 1°52′59″W / 52.512°N 1.883°W / 52.512; -1.883Coordinates: 52°30′43″N 1°52′59″W / 52.512°N 1.883°W / 52.512; -1.883
Grid referenceSP079904
Operations
Station codeWTT
Managed byLondon Midland
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Decrease 0.254 million
2013/14Increase 0.271 million
2014/15Decrease 0.263 million
2015/16Increase 0.296 million
2016/17Increase 0.283 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone2
History
Key datesOpened 1876 (1876)
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 Witton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Witton railway station serves the Witton area of the city of Birmingham, England. It is situated on the Birmingham-Walsall Line, part of the former Grand Junction Railway, opened in 1837. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland.

The station sits above Witton Road, the A4040 Outer Ring Road, as the railway line here is on an embankment. It is the closest station to Villa Park, home of Aston Villa F.C. and is advertised as the station for Villa Park on station signage. Under Villa owner Randy Lerner, there have been discussions on changing the name of Witton Station to Villa Park as is the case with West Bromwich Albion's local railway station, The Hawthorns. Aston Villa's former CEO, Bruce Langham, has said that the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (Centro) are amenable to the idea as long as it is done at the expense of the club. No action has yet been taken.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The station is no longer staffed, its ticket office having been closed by London Midland in 2013.[2] Tickets must now be purchased i advance, or from a self-service ticket machine on platform 2, or on the train. Waiting accommodation is provided in the brick buildings on both platforms, whilst train running information is given via timetable posters, CIS screens, help points and automatic announcements. Step-free access to both platforms is available via ramps from street level.[3]

Services[edit]

Witton is served by trains between Wolverhampton and Walsall via Birmingham New Street, operating every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytimes and every 60 minutes evenings and Sundays.[4] These services are operated by Class 323 electric trains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minutes of meeting" (PDF). Aston Villa Supporters Trust. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2007.
  2. ^ "Ticket office closures could be first of manyCampaign for Better Transport article 17 September 2012; Retrieved 9 June 2017
  3. ^ Witton (West Midlands) station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2017 edition, Table 70

External links[edit]

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