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Jewellery Quarter station

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Jewellery Quarter station is a combined railway station and tram stop, situated in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England The station is served by London Midland who operate the station, Chiltern Railways, and the Midland Metro

The station is set at the mouth of Hockley No 2 Tunnel below the elevation of its road-level access point on Vyse Street; stairs and a lift are provided

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Facilities
  • 3 Services
    • 31 Train
    • 32 Metro
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 Further reading
  • 7 External links

Historyedit

Jewellery Quarter station was opened in 1995, as part of the "Jewellery Line" project which saw the re-introduction of cross-city services via Birmingham Snow Hill Midland Metro services commenced in 1999, when its first and so far only line from Birmingham to Wolverhampton opened2

No previous station had existed at this site, however the area was historically served by Hockley station, located a short distance west, which had been opened by the Great Western Railway in 1854, and was closed with the line in 19722

Facilitiesedit

The station has no car park, but ten cycle storage spaces are available3 The station has a ticket office, but this has limited opening hours; a self-service ticket machine is provided for use when the ticket hall is closed and for collecting pre-paid tickets Train running information is offered via automated announcements, CIS displays, timetable posters and customer help points on each side

Servicesedit

Trainedit

Most trains are operated by London Midland The Monday to Saturday daytime service sees trains approximately every 10 minutes in each direction, operating between Stourbridge Junction, Birmingham Snow Hill, and either Dorridge or Whitlocks End Many trains continue beyond Stourbridge to Kidderminster, Worcester Foregate Street or Great Malvern, and some continue beyond Whitlocks End & Dorridge to Stratford-upon-Avon4

Chiltern Railways services operate in peak hours only, between Kidderminster and London Marylebone Unlike London Midland services, only a few Chiltern trains call at Jewellery Quarter

Metroedit

Midland Metro services operate at frequent intervals, between Grand Central and Wolverhampton St George's Mondays to Saturdays, services in each direction run at six to eight-minute intervals during the day, and at fifteen-minute intervals during the evenings and on Sundays5

Preceding station   Midland Metro   Following station
Soho, Benson Road   Line 1   St Paul's
National Rail
Birmingham Snow Hill   London Midland
Snow Hill-Worcester
  The Hawthorns
Birmingham Snow Hill   Chiltern Railways
London-Kidderminster
  The Hawthorns

See alsoedit

  • Transport in Birmingham
  • List of Midland Metro stations

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "2016 West Midlands Travel Trends Covering Report" PDF West Midlands Combined Authority p 39 Retrieved 23 January 2017 
  2. ^ a b "Jewellery Quarter Station 1995 - Present" Rail Around Birmingham & the West Midlands Retrieved 21 January 2017 
  3. ^ Jewellery Quarter station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ Table 71 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  5. ^ "Midland Metro timetable" Network West Midlands Retrieved 14 December 2015 

Further readingedit

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith 2007 Worcester to Birmingham Middleton Press figs 110-111 ISBN 9781904474975 OCLC 263292710 

External linksedit

  • Train times and station information for Jewellery Quarter station from National Rail
  • Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Jewellery Quarter railway station

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