Wylde Green railway station

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Wylde Green National Rail
Wylde Green station - 2008-10-07.jpg
Location
PlaceWylde Green
Local authorityBirmingham
Coordinates52°32′46″N 1°49′52″W / 52.546°N 1.831°W / 52.546; -1.831Coordinates: 52°32′46″N 1°49′52″W / 52.546°N 1.831°W / 52.546; -1.831
Grid referenceSP114942
Operations
Station codeWYL
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 0.493 million
2013/14Increase 0.522 million
2014/15Increase 0.537 million
2015/16Increase 0.586 million
2016/17Increase 0.606 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone4
History
1862Opened
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 Wylde Green from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Wylde Green railway station is a railway station serving northern Wylde Green and Boldmere in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England. It is on the Redditch-Birmingham New Street-Lichfield Cross-City Line 6 12 miles (10.5 km) north east of Birmingham New Street, and is in Centro fare zone 4.

The station was opened on 2 June 1862, when the LNWR Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield railway line was completed and later operated by the LMS.

The station has a car park. Pedestrian and vehicular access is via Station Road, with pedestrian access also available from Highbridge Road. The platforms are above the former road, but below the latter.

Despite the station name, Chester Road railway station is located closer to Wylde Green's shopping centre, The Lanes.

Service[edit]

Monday to Saturdays there is a 10-minute frequency southbound with three trains per hour to Longbridge and three to Redditch. Northbound there are six trains per hour to Four Oaks, four trains per hour continuing to Lichfield City and two trains per hour through to Lichfield Trent Valley.[1]

Sundays there are two trains per hour southbound to Redditch and two trains per hour northbound to Lichfield Trent Valley.

Passenger services are operated by West Midlands Trains using Class 323 electrical multiple units.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Sutton Coldfield   West Midlands Railway
Cross-City Line
  Chester Road

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Table 69 (Network Rail)

References[edit]

  • An Historical Survey Of Selected LMS Stations Vol. One Dr R Preston and R Powell Hendry. Oxford Pub. Co. (1982, Reprinted in 2001) ISBN 0-86093-168-4

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