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Dorridge railway station

Dorridge railway station serves the village of Dorridge in the West Midlands of England The station is served by Chiltern Railways, who manage the station, and also by London Midland It is situated 10 1⁄2 miles 169 km south of Birmingham Snow Hill


  • 1 History
  • 2 Facilities
  • 3 Services
  • 4 1963 crash
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


The station was built by the Great Western Railway in 1852, on their line from Birmingham to Oxford In the past, the station was known as Knowle and Dorridge, as it also serves the nearby village of Knowle Prior to electrification of the former LMS line from London Euston to Birmingham New Street the former GWR London Paddington - Birkenhead Woodside trains passed through the station but did not stop

The station was renamed from Knowle to Dorridge on 6 May 19741


The station is staffed throughout the hours of service all week Monday - Friday 05:35 - 00:05, Saturday 06:20 - 00:05, Sunday 09:20 - 23:50 There is also a self-service ticket machine installed outside the main building on platform 1 for use outside these times or for collecting advance purchase tickets Other amenities available include a coffee shop, toilets and bicycle rack on platform 1 and a waiting room on platforms 2 and 3 Train running information is provided via automated announcements, timetable posters and CIS screens All three platforms have step-free access platforms 2 & 3 via lifts built into the footbridge2


Dorridge is the terminus of many London Midland services from Stourbridge Junction, Kidderminster or beyond, via Birmingham Snow Hill It is also a stop on the Chiltern Railways route from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill or peak times only Kidderminster Platforms 1 & 2 are used for the Chiltern Railways services, while platform 3 is where the London Midland services terminate/start from

LM trains normally only run through to & from Leamington Spa during peak hours, though since the December 2013 timetable changes, one weekday & Saturday Stourbridge Junction service per hour is extended to run to & from Stratford-upon-Avon via the north curve at Hatton and the branch to Bearley Junction3 CrossCountry services pass through the station, but do not stop

1963 crashedit

On 15 August 1963 three train crew died in the Knowle and Dorridge rail crash The three fatalities occurred when a signalman's error in Knowle and Dorridge signal box allowed an express train to collide at 20 miles per hour 32 km/h with a freight train in the station, killing the express train crew


  1. ^ Slater, JN, ed July 1974 "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR" Railway Magazine London: IPC Transport Press Ltd 120 879: 363 ISSN 0033-8923 
  2. ^ Dorridge station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ Table 71 & 115 National Rail timetable, May 2017

External linksedit

  • Train times and station information for Dorridge railway station from National Rail
  • Knowle & Dorridge station at warwickshirerailwayscom
  • Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Dorridge station
A northward view of Dorridge railway station in 2010
Preceding station National Rail Following station
Widney Manor   Chiltern Railways
Solihull   Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Main Line fast services
  Warwick Parkway
Widney Manor   London Midland
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Coordinates: 52°22′19″N 1°45′11″W / 52372°N 1753°W / 52372; -1753

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