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Jewellery Quarter station

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Jewellery Quarter
National Rail Midland Metro
Jewellery Quarter railway station train and tram - Birmingham - 2005-10-14.jpg
Train and tram at Jewellery Quarter station in 2005.
LocationJewellery Quarter, Birmingham
England
Coordinates52°29′23″N 1°54′49″W / 52.4897°N 1.9136°W / 52.4897; -1.9136
Grid referenceSP059879
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Transit authorityTransport for West Midlands
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeJEQ
Fare zone1
ClassificationDfT category E
Key dates
1995Opened
Passengers
2014/15Increase 0.392 million
2015/16Increase 0.427 million
2016/17Decrease 0.421 million
2017/18Increase 0.444 million
2018/19Increase 0.514 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Jewellery Quarter
Midland Metro
Midland Metro tram stop
Jewellery Quarter station tram platforms.JPG
Midland Metro platforms, looking towards Birmingham.
LocationJewellery Quarter
Birmingham
England
Line(s)Line 1 (Birmingham – Wolverhampton)
Platforms2
History
Opened31 May 1999
Passengers
2015/16Approx. 900 daily[1]

Jewellery Quarter station is a combined railway station and tram stop, situated in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England. The station is served by West Midlands Trains (who operate the station), Chiltern Railways, and 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.

History

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 opened.[2]

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 1972.[2] Nearby is the entrance to a railway tunnel which previously connected to the jewellery district of Birmingham. This tunnel is on the right of the line (travelling towards Snow Hill) but is partially obstructed by the modern station infrastructure.

Facilities

The station has no car park, but ten cycle storage spaces are available.[3] 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.

Services

Train

Most trains are operated by West Midlands Trains. 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-Avon.[4]

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

Metro

West Midlands Metro services operate at frequent intervals, between Grand Central and Wolverhampton St George's. Mondays to Fridays, Midland Metro services in each direction run at six to eight-minute intervals during the day, and at fifteen-minute intervals during the evenings and on Sundays. They run at eight minute intervals on Saturdays.[5]

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

See also

References

  1. ^ "2016 West Midlands Travel Trends Covering Report" (PDF). West Midlands Combined Authority. p. 39. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2017. 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 11 July 2019.

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