Selly Oak railway station
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|Number of platforms||2|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Selly Oak from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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It opened in 1876 on the Midland Railway's Birmingham West Suburban Railway branch to serve the burgeoning suburbs of Selly Oak and Bournbrook. The station area has changed considerably since the Midland Railway days and lost virtually all its original features as the station was completely rebuilt in 1978 along with the others on this line when the Cross-City route was re-opened.
The station is only served by Cross City Line trains, which are currently Class 323 electrical multiple units. Pedestrian and vehicular access is via Heeley Road, off the A38 Bristol Road. The station and line are on an embankment.
The site has recently been expanded with the addition of a new car park with 93 free spaces, making Selly Oak station a new Park and Ride site. Access between platforms is via a covered overhead bridge, or via the A38 for wheelchair users and those of limited mobility (though lifts are currently being built between the platform and the bridge to improve the service for these passengers and those with heavy shopping and pushchairs). The overhead bridge has views of Bournbrook, The University of Birmingham and the city centre itself.
Selly Oak Station is equipped with real-time information departure boards which were previously installed in 2006 by Central Trains. There are two automated ticket machines and two windowed ticket booths.
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- Railways of Warwickshire entry
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