Whitlocks End railway station

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Whitlocks End National Rail
Whitlocks End
Whitlocks End station in 2011
Location
PlaceWhitlock's End
Local authoritySolihull
Grid referenceSP102771
Operations
Station codeWTE
Managed byLondon Midland
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05Increase 17,043
2005/06Increase 19,282
2006/07Increase 23,523
2007/08Increase 26,576
2008/09Increase 67,960
2009/10Decrease 66,842
2010/11Increase 75,442
2011/12Increase 81,222
2012/13Increase 108,260
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEWest Midlands
Zone4
History
Key datesOpened 1936 (1936)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whitlocks End from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Whitlocks End National Rail
Whitlocks End
Whitlocks End station in 2011
Location
PlaceWhitlock's End
Local authoritySolihull
Grid referenceSP102771
Operations
Station codeWTE
Managed byLondon Midland
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05Increase 17,043
2005/06Increase 19,282
2006/07Increase 23,523
2007/08Increase 26,576
2008/09Increase 67,960
2009/10Decrease 66,842
2010/11Increase 75,442
2011/12Increase 81,222
2012/13Increase 108,260
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEWest Midlands
Zone4
History
Key datesOpened 1936 (1936)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whitlocks End from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Whitlocks End railway station is located in the hamlet of Whitlock's End in the West Midlands of England. It is also located a short walk from the Majors Green area of Worcestershire, and is a short bus ride away from the new village of Dickens Heath. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland.

The station serves as the terminus for many local services on the Snow Hill Lines from either Stourbridge Junction, Kidderminster or Worcester Foregate Street. Of the three hourly services, two terminate/start here, and one continues to Stratford-Upon-Avon.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 6 June 1936 to cater for the increased housing developments in the area, and was originally called Whitlocks End Halt, the suffix was dropped on 6 May 1968. The original 1936 station had short and low platforms, this led to it being completely rebuilt in 1999 at a cost of £800,000.[1]

The station formerly had only one train per hour in either direction, this was changed from 1 October 2010, when services which had previously terminated at Shirley were extended to terminate at Whitlocks End, with the opening of a new turnback facility at the station. This was done in order to alleviate traffic congestion at Shirley station, and encourage commuters to drive to Whitlocks End, which is the next station along the line. This in turn led to the station car park being extended in September 2011 to accommodate increased demand.[2]

The 275-space free station car park is managed by Centro. Network Rail have recently completed a £60,000 improvement scheme that included the doubling of bicycle storage capacity from 12 to 24.

Services[edit]

During Monday to Saturday daytimes:

On Sundays, there is an hourly train between Worcester, Birmingham, Shirley and Stratford-upon-Avon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bevan, Alan. The Story of The North Warwickshire Line 1908 - 2008. Alard Print & Reprographics Limited. 
  2. ^ "Links to Stratford-upon-Avon growing". http://www.globalrailnews.com/. GLOBALRAILNEWS. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceding stationNational Rail National RailFollowing station
Shirley London Midland
North Warwickshire Line
 Wythall

Coordinates: 52°23′31″N 1°51′07″W / 52.392°N 1.852°W / 52.392; -1.852