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

Penkridge National Rail
Penkridge station - 2007-02-10.jpg
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*
2013/14Increase 202,128
2014/15Decrease 201,540
2015/16Increase 222,940
2016/17Increase 236,850
2017/18Increase 257,154
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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.

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.

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

Since the timetable change on 19th May 2019, Penkridge station is served by two trains per hour northbound to Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street and two southbound trains per hour to Birmingham New Street and London Euston on weekdays. On Sundays there is an hourly service in each direction, however southbound trains mostly terminate at Birmingham New Street. A number of additional services call during the morning and evening weekday peak periods. One weekday morning southbound service goes to Rugeley Trent Valley via Birmingham, Walsall and Cannock.

The station previously had a slightly unusual weekday service pattern, in that there were two trains per hour southbound to Birmingham New Street but only one per hour northbound to Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street. [2][3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Drake, James (1838). Drake’s Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway (1838). Moorland Reprints. ISBN 0903485257.
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2019 Edition, Tables 65 & 68
  3. ^ 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