Chester Road railway station

Chester Road railway station is a railway station serving the Pype Hayes, Erdington, Wylde Green and Boldmere areas of north-east Birmingham, in the West Midlands county of England. It is situated on the Redditch-Birmingham New Street-Lichfield Cross-City Line.

Chester Road
National Rail
Chester Road Railway Station.jpg
Chester Road station, looking towards Erdington
LocationErdington, Birmingham
England
Coordinates52°32′06″N 1°49′55″W / 52.535°N 1.832°W / 52.535; -1.832Coordinates: 52°32′06″N 1°49′55″W / 52.535°N 1.832°W / 52.535; -1.832
Grid referenceSP114931
Transit authorityTransport for West Midlands
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeCRD
Fare zone3
ClassificationDfT category E
History
Original companyLondon and North Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 December 1863 (1863-12-01)Station opened
Passengers
2015/16Increase 0.882 million
2016/17Increase 0.909 million
2017/18Increase 0.958 million
2018/19Increase 1.048 million
2019/20Increase 1.050 million
Location
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

It is a park and ride station, and has a free car park which was expanded in May 2006.

Pedestrian access to the station is via Green Lanes, near the junction with the Chester Road (A452). The station is above road level, as the line here is on an embankment.

HistoryEdit

The line from Aston to Sutton Coldfield was built by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) in 1862, although Chester Road station was not opened until 1 December 1863.[1][2] The LNWR became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway in 1921, as part of the Grouping, which was nationalised to become part of British Railways at the beginning of 1948. The station booking office and waiting room were rebuilt in 1991-1992 during the electrification of the line. The original LNWR station waiting room was dismantled, and moved to Market Bosworth, another former LNWR station, on the preserved Battlefield Line Railway.[3]

ServiceEdit

The station is served by West Midlands Trains with local Network West Midlands branded "Cross-City" services, operated by Class 323 electrical multiple units. The station is served by six trains an hour in each direction, with an average journey time to Birmingham New Street of around 13 minutes.[4]

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Wylde Green   West Midlands Railway
Cross-City Line
  Erdington

Access for disabled passengersEdit

There are ramps providing step-free access to both platforms at Chester Road.

NearbyEdit

The station serves:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jowett, Alan (1993). Jowett's Atlas of Railway Centres: of Great Britain showing their development from the earliest times up to and including the 1990s - Volume 1 (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 141. ISBN 1-8526-0420-4. OCLC 30919645.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 60. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ "Market Bosworth station". Archived from the original on 13 July 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
  4. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Table 69 (Network Rail)

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