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Penkridge railway station

Penkridge railway station is a station serving the town of Penkridge in Staffordshire, England.

Penkridge National Rail
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Penkridge station, 10 February 2007
Location
PlacePenkridge
Local authoritySouth Staffordshire
Grid referenceSJ920139
Operations
Station codePKG
Managed byLondon Northwestern Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Decrease 191,984
2013/14Increase 202,128
2014/15Decrease 201,540
2015/16Increase 222,940
2016/17Increase 236,850
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Penkridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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It is situated on the Birmingham branch of the West Coast Main Line. To the north, the line continues towards Stafford. To the south, the line continues towards the city of Wolverhampton. The station is operated by London Northwestern Railway, who run all of its train services.

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HistoryEdit

The original station was built by the Grand Junction Railway and opened in 1837.[1]:31 Baron Hatherton allowed to trains run across his land on the condition that two trains a day stopped at Penkridge. When closure of the station was proposed in 1962, the incumbent Baron Hatherton threatened to withdraw the right to cross his land if the station was closed.

ServicesEdit

The station has a slightly unusual weekday service pattern, in that there are two trains per hour southbound to Birmingham New Street but only one per hour northbound to Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street. A number of additional services call northbound during the morning and evening weekday peak periods. On Sundays there is an hourly service each way.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Drake, James (1838). Drake’s Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway (1838). Moorland Reprints. ISBN 0903485257.
  2. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 68

ReferencesEdit

Lewis, Roy (1996). Staffordshire Railway Stations on old picture postcards (reprinted 2002). Nottingham: Reflections of a Bygone Age. ISBN 1-900138-05-0

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Wolverhampton   London Northwestern Railway
Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line
  Stafford
Disused railways
Gailey   London and North Western Railway
former Grand Junction Railway
  Stafford

Coordinates: 52°43′26″N 2°07′08″W / 52.724°N 2.119°W / 52.724; -2.119