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Sandwell and Dudley railway station

Sandwell and Dudley railway station is on the Birmingham Loop of the West Coast Main Line, on the outskirts of Oldbury town centre on Bromford Lane (the main route towards West Bromwich, West Midlands), England. The name of the station is somewhat misleading; the station is actually located between West Bromwich and Oldbury, and not near Dudley. The nearest station to the town of Dudley is actually Dudley Port.

Sandwell and Dudley National Rail
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Location
PlaceOldbury
Local authorityMetropolitan Borough of Sandwell
Coordinates52°30′31″N 2°00′42″W / 52.508637°N 2.011776°W / 52.508637; -2.011776Coordinates: 52°30′31″N 2°00′42″W / 52.508637°N 2.011776°W / 52.508637; -2.011776
Grid referenceSO992900
Operations
Station codeSAD
Managed byWest Midlands Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.789 million
2014/15Increase 0.832 million
2015/16Increase 0.909 million
2016/17Increase 0.965 million
2017/18Increase 0.974 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone4
History
1852Opened as Oldbury and Bromford Lane
1983Rebuilt and renamed Sandwell and Dudley
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sandwell and Dudley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

It was originally opened as 'Oldbury' in 1852 and was one of two stations in the town. The more centrally located Great Western Railway Oldbury was located on the site of the bingo hall opposite the Sainsburys supermarket and was the only station on the GWR's Oldbury Branch Line from Langley Green.

However, in 1984 it was rebuilt and equipped with longer platforms capable of handling long-distance intercity trains.

ServicesEdit

The station today is operated by West Midlands Railway on behalf of TfWM. Services are provided by Virgin Trains and West Midlands Railway.

Current Services are as follows:

Both platforms have lifts, making the station fully accessible to people in wheelchairs.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 68
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 74
  3. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Tables 65 & 66

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