Bloxwich North railway station

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Bloxwich North National Rail
Bloxwich North railway station, West Midlands (geograph 6034009).jpg
Bloxwich North in 2019
Location
PlaceBloxwich
Local authorityWalsall
Grid referenceSJ989029
Operations
Station codeBWN
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 40,944
2015/16Increase 46,730
2016/17Increase 51,300
2017/18Decrease 41,808
2018/19Increase 47,238
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone5
History
Original companyLondon Midland Region of British Railways
2 October 1990Opened
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 Bloxwich North from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Bloxwich North railway station serves the town of Bloxwich, in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, West Midlands, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by West Midlands Trains.

History[edit]

The Chase Line from Walsall to Hednesford was reopened by British Rail to passenger trains in 1989. Bloxwich North station opened the following year, on 2 October 1990,[1] to serve an area of new housing on the northern edge of the town. Initially, the station was just opened experimentally, although it has remained in place since then. Before opening, the station was known as Broad Lane,[1][2] and it was possible to buy tickets to or from there to supplement a West Midlands pass.

Services[edit]

Typically, Monday to Saturday daytimes, Bloxwich North is served by two trains per hour in each direction between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley where connections to Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe are available, although a small number of trains (1 per day on weekdays & Sundays) start/terminate at Hednesford. Services are usually operated by Class 350 electric trains. During the morning and evening peak, trains to Walsall and Birmingham run at a 30-minute frequency.[3] Journey times are typically 9 minutes to Walsall and 33 minutes to Birmingham New Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 37, 45. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ Baker, S.K. (1990) [1977]. Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland (6th ed.). Yeovil: Oxford Publishing Co. p. 41, section A2. ISBN 0-86093-474-8. T474.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ GBeNRT, December 2015 Edition, Table 70 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

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West Midlands Trains
Chase Line

Coordinates: 52°37′34″N 2°01′08″W / 52.626°N 2.019°W / 52.626; -2.019