Duddeston railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
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|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||Transport for West Midlands|
|1837||Opened as Vauxhall station|
|1869||Rebuilt and reopened|
|1889||renamed Vauxhall and Duddeston|
|6 May 1974||renamed Duddeston|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
Duddeston railway station is situated in the Duddeston area of Birmingham, England on the Redditch-Birmingham New Street-Lichfield Cross-City Line and the Walsall line. Services on both lines are usually operated by Class 323 electric multiple units, although Class 350 electric multiple units are also commonly used on services to and from Walsall as well as occasional stopping service by Class 170 Diesel Multiple Units.
Duddeston opened in 1837 as Vauxhall, the temporary Birmingham terminus of the Grand Junction Railway from Warrington.:12 When the permanent terminus at Curzon Street opened in 1839, Vauxhall became a goods-only station until it was rebuilt and re-opened in 1869 under the LNWR. It was renamed Vauxhall and Duddeston in 1889. In 1941 it was hit by a bomb during a night raid and was destroyed. It was rebuilt in a temporary fashion, and in the mid-1950s it caught fire and was subsequently rebuilt.
The line through the station, to Walsall via Perry Barr, was electrified in 1966 as part of the London Midland Region's electrification programme. The actual energization of the line from Coventry to Walsall through Perry Barr took place on 15 August 1966.
The station was renamed Duddeston on 6 May 1974.
Adjacent are railway sheds that were once used for industrial purposes. They are now disused and the entrance has been blocked to prevent trespassing. A shed on the opposite side of the station to the remaining sheds has been demolished and its site is wasteland. The station has two island platforms serving four tracks, but only one island platform remains in use; the other has fallen into disrepair.
The remaining platform features artwork on black metal backgrounds.
Two services in each direction run every hour:
- On the Cross-City Line, between Four Oaks and Redditch/Longbridge, calling at all stations.
- On the Walsall Line, between Walsall and Birmingham New Street, calling at all stations. A limited number of trains continue past Walsall to Hednesford or Rugeley Trent Valley.
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|Aston||West Midlands Railway
|Birmingham New Street|
|West Midlands Railway
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- Gillham, J.C. (1988). The Age of the Electric Train - Electric trains in Britain since 1883. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 169.
- Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923.
- GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 69
- GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 70
- "Proposed changes to ticket office opening hours". Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
- "Rail ticket office cuts overruled". 17 September 2012 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- Train times and station information for Duddeston railway station from National Rail
- Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Duddeston Station
- Warwickshire Railways page
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