Blake Street railway station


Blake Street railway station serves the Hill Hook area of Sutton Coldfield, England It is situated on the Cross-City Line, located on the county boundary between the West Midlands and Staffordshire The station is managed by London Midland, who operate all trains serving it

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Facilities
  • 3 Services
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Historyedit

The station opened in 1884, when the London and North Western Railway extended their Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield line northward to Lichfield In May 1978, Blake Street became one of the stations on the Cross-City Line, launched by the West Midlands PTE to link the Lichfield branch with the infrequently served suburban line to Kings Norton and Redditch1 The northern end was subsequently extended to Lichfield Trent Valley in 1988 and electrified on the 25Kv AC system in 19922 The signalling at the station is set up so that trains can terminate or start from here, but the facility is only rarely used in the current May 2016 timetable just one each way Monday-Saturday

Facilitiesedit

The station has a manned ticket office on the southbound side at street level, staffed on a part-time basis A self-service ticket machine located next to the booking office is also available for use when the office is closed At platform level, there is a waiting shelter on the northbound side and a waiting room on the southbound platform CIS displays, timetable posters, customer help points and automated announcements provide train running information Step-free access to both platforms is available via ramps from street level3

Servicesedit

Trains operate every 15 minutes Monday–Saturday, with four trains per hour southbound; two to Longbridge and two to Redditch Northbound there are four trains per hour as well: two to Lichfield Trent Valley and two to Lichfield City On Sundays, trains run every 30 minutes between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch

The typical journey time to Birmingham New Street is 29 minutes4

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Cross City Line - Birmingham"Georgraphorg; Retrieved 31 May 2016
  2. ^ "History of The Cross City Line" Redditch Model Railway Club; Retrieved 31 May 2016
  3. ^ Blake Street station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2017 Edition, Table 69 Network Rail

External linksedit

  • Train times and station information for Blake Street railway station from National Rail
  • Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Blake Street station
Preceding station National Rail Following station
Shenstone London Midland Cross-City Line Butlers Lane
Terminus London Midland Cross-City Line Butlers Lane

Coordinates: 52°36′18″N 1°50′42″W / 52605°N 1845°W / 52605; -1845




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