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Small Heath railway station serves the areas of Small Heath and Sparkbrook in Birmingham, West Midlands, England. The station is managed by West Midlands Trains, which runs all the services.

Small Heath National Rail
Small Heath Station - geograph.org.uk - 2128637.jpg
Location
PlaceSmall Heath
Local authorityCity of Birmingham
Coordinates52°27′47″N 1°51′29″W / 52.463°N 1.858°W / 52.463; -1.858Coordinates: 52°27′47″N 1°51′29″W / 52.463°N 1.858°W / 52.463; -1.858
Grid referenceSP096850
Operations
Station codeSMA
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 112,338
2014/15Increase 116,578
2015/16Increase 128,298
2016/17Increase 132,678
2017/18Increase 141,448
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone2
History
Key datesOpened 1863 (1863)
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 Small Heath from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

The former Great Western Railway station building, opened in 1863 as Small Heath and Sparkbrook on their main line from London Paddington to Birkenhead Woodside, is on a bridge which it shares with Golden Hillock Road (the B4145), over the tracks. The A45 Small Heath Highway runs alongside. To the other side is the site of the former BSA factory.

The station once had four platforms (both in an island configuration) in use, following the quadrupling of the line by the Great Western Railway in 1906, but only the western pair are now operational (as these are the only ones that trains can use to reach Moor Street & Snow Hill).[1]

ServicesEdit

Mondays to Saturdays, daytime service is generally two trains per hour outside peak times.

Northbound, there are two trains per hour to Birmingham Snow Hill. Most trains continue to Stourbridge Junction, Kidderminster or Worcester.[2]

Southbound, there is one train per hour to Dorridge via Solihull and one train per hour to Whitlocks End via Shirley. London Midland proposed the closure of the ticket office.[3] The request has been denied.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Small Heath railway station, Birmingham" Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 12 October 2016
  2. ^ Table 71 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ "Proposed changes to ticket office opening hours". Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  4. ^ London Midland ticket office closure plans overruled BBC News article 17 September 2012

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Bordesley or
Birmingham Moor Street
  West Midlands Railway
Leamington Spa to Worcester
Birmingham to Stratford Line
  Tyseley