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Old Hill railway station

Old Hill
Location
Place Old Hill
Local authority Sandwell
Grid reference
Operations
Station code OHL
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   62,565
2005/06 Increase 73,453
2006/07 Increase 78,996
2007/08 Increase 83,113
2008/09 Increase 0.167 million
2009/10 Increase 0.168 million
2010/11 Increase 0.177 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.172 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.165 million
2013/14 Increase 0.179 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 4
History
Key dates Opened 1866 (1866)
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Old Hill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

Old Hill railway station serves the Old Hill area of Sandwell, in the West Midlands of England. The station is managed by London Midland, who provide the majority of train services; Chiltern Railways also operate a small number of trains. It is situated on the Birmingham-Stourbridge line.

History

The station, which opened in 1866, was historically part of the Great Western Railway, and was at the junction of the line from Birmingham to Stourbridge Junction with lines to Dudley and via Halesowen to Longbridge. The two latter lines have long since been closed. The original station buildings have also been removed.

Because it was a junction station, the platforms were staggered, with the Birmingham-bound platform offset by a short distance.

A further junction in the Stourbridge direction allowed trains to traverse the Bumble Hole Line, which ran to Dudley. That line closed in 1964.

To the east of the current station were private railway sidings serving Palmer Timber's Yard, which have long been removed.

The original timber station buildings were badly damaged by fire on 13 September 1967, and that prompted the modernisation of station, with the new building opening on 22 May 1968. The station footbridge was moved to different location from that of the original one, which was towards the Stourbridge end of the platform.

With rationalising of signalling, the signal box that served Old Hill was demolished in 1973.

Services

The typical Monday-Saturday daytime service is every 30 minutes, between Stourbridge Junction and Stratford-upon-Avon via Birmingham Snow Hill. During the daytime, services run alternately via Whitlocks End and via Dorridge; in the evenings the frequency remains unchanged but one service runs between Dorridge & Kidderminster.

On Sundays, trains are hourly.

External links

  • Train times and station information for Old Hill railway station from National Rail
  • Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Old Hill station
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rowley Regis   London Midland
Leamington-Worcester
  Cradley Heath
Rowley Regis   Chiltern Railways
London-Kidderminster
  Cradley Heath
Disused railways
Old Hill High Street
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Bumble Hole Line
  Terminus
Terminus   Great Western Railway and Midland Railway
Halesowen Railway
  Coombs Holloway Halt
Line and station closed

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