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Bordesley railway station is a small railway station serving the area of Bordesley in Birmingham, England located between Birmingham Moor Street and Small Heath stations. The current minimal level of service at the station is provided by West Midlands Trains services between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Bordesley National Rail
Bordesley railway station, Birmingham, geograph-4190829-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
The station in 2014, looking towards the city centre.
Location
PlaceBordesley
Local authorityCity of Birmingham
Coordinates52°28′16″N 1°52′37″W / 52.471°N 1.877°W / 52.471; -1.877Coordinates: 52°28′16″N 1°52′37″W / 52.471°N 1.877°W / 52.471; -1.877
Grid referenceSP084860
Operations
Station codeBBS
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 12,434
2014/15Decrease 11,638
2015/16Increase 13,350
2016/17Increase 15,092
2017/18Increase 18,182
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone2
History
Key datesOpened 1855 (1855)
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 Bordesley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

The single island platform is above street level, as the railway line here is on a viaduct. The only public access is from Coventry Road, directly underneath the railway bridge.

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ServicesEdit

Since May 2007, the station has been served by a single weekly parliamentary train in one direction only. Currently this is the 13:18 train from Whitlocks End to Great Malvern which calls at Bordesley at 13:36 on Saturdays only.

The station primarily serves as a match day stop for nearby St Andrew's stadium of Birmingham City Football Club, and additional services stop there when there are home fixtures.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
West Midlands Railway
Snow Hill Lines Limited Service

HistoryEdit

Bordesley station was opened in 1855 by the Great Western Railway on their main line from London (Paddington) to Birkenhead (Woodside). It was originally a two platform station, but was rebuilt as a four platform station with two island platforms when the line was upgraded to four tracks during 1915. The station once had extensive cattle sidings adjacent to and on Duddeston Viaduct.[1][2]

 
View SE, towards Leamington and the south in 1962

The station still carries the painted lettering "BR(W) Bordesley Cattle Station", and "Bordesley Cattle Station GWR" from the time when, as part of the Great Western Railway and later British Rail's (Western) region, it was used to bring cattle from the countryside to the Bull Ring markets.[3]

The station was downgraded in the 1960s to minimal facilities and services, and one island platform was taken out of use. Its main function since has been to cater for football fans travelling to Birmingham City's St Andrews football ground on match days.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bordesley station". Warwickshire Railways. Warwickshire railways. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Bordesley Station: Looking towards Moor Street station with the down and up relief island platforms on the left and the main down and up island platforms on the right". www.warwickshirerailways.com.
  3. ^ "Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Bordesley Station". Railaroundbirmingham.co.uk. Retrieved 26 September 2010.

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