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Coleshill Parkway railway station

Coleshill Parkway
Location
Place Coleshill
Local authority North Warwickshire
Grid reference
Operations
Station code CEH
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*
2007/08 47,955
2008/09 104,532
2009/10 130,640
2010/11 151,792
2011/12 170,320
2012/13 192,242
2013/14 213,284
History
10 February 1842 Station opens as Forge Mills
1 November 1849 renamed Forge Mills for Coleshill
1 April 1904 renamed Forge Mills
9 July 1923 renamed Coleshill
4 March 1968 Station closes[1]
18 September 2007 Station reopened as Coleshill Parkway
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Coleshill Parkway from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Coleshill Parkway Railway Station is a station at Hams Hall on the Birmingham to Peterborough railway line, serving Coleshill in Warwickshire, England. Opened in 2007, it is owned by Network Rail and managed by London Midland train operating company (TOC); all rail services are operated by CrossCountry.

Contents

  • History 1
    • First station (1842–1968) 1.1
    • Current station 1.2
  • Facilities 2
  • Services 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

First station (1842–1968)

The first station at the site was opened in 1842, by the

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
CrossCountry
CrossCountry
  • Train times and station information for Coleshill Parkway railway station from National Rail
  • Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Coleshill Parkway railway station
  • Coleshill {Forge Mills} entry on Warwickshirerailways.com

External links

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Pixton, B., (2005) Birmingham-Derby: Portrait of a Famous Route, Runpast Publishing
  3. ^ "Transport Minister in Birmingham to hear local views and in Coleshill to open new £9m railway station". Railhub. Railhub. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  • "Bridges in place for new station". BBC. 15 November 2006. Retrieved 10 April 2007. 
  • "Coleshill Parkway Opens 19th August 2007". Warwickshire County Council. 29 March 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 17 April 2007. 

References

Two trains an hour operate in each direction, two eastbound towards Leicester, Cambridge and Stansted Airport and two westbound to Birmingham New Street.

Services

Tickets for the bus to the airport can be bought from any rail retailer. Tickets to Birmingham International can be routed via New Street or the bus; although the same price these are not interchangeable. The bus connection is often quicker if travelling from the east (Leicester).

The station incorporates a bus interchange providing four direct bus connections per hour to Tamworth and Birmingham International Airport, taking around fifteen minutes to the airport.

Facilities on site include a 200-space car park and a ticket office. Many signs are in place for local access to the station.

Facilities

After a gap of 39 years, a new station Coleshill Parkway was opened on the site of the former Coleshill (Forge Mills). The new station was originally scheduled to open in March 2007, but construction delays postponed the opening to 18 September 2007. The new station cost £9 million to build.[3]

Current station

However this second Coleshill station, the former Forge Mills, was closed in March 1968.

[2]

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