Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Smethwick Rolfe Street (SMR)

Smethwick Rolfe Street is situated on the Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford branch of the West Coast Main Line though all services to the station are on the Walsall-Wolverhampton route via Birmingham New Street.

Information
Type: National Rail (Birmingham-
Wolverhampton Line)
Station code: SMR
Opened: 1852
Platforms: 2
The station was opened in 1852 by the Birmingham, Wolverhampton & Stour Valley Railway later being taken over the London North Western Railway. The current station layout dates from a rebuild in 1890. The station building in good condition with many of its original Victorian features still on place, a former waiting room now retained for heritage displays and events. Access between the two platforms is via the road.

Platform 1 has had a mural since the 1980s. In the Summer of 2017 the mural was replaced by a new one painted by local college students.

All trains which stop at Smethwick Rolfe Street are operated by London Midland. Virgin Trains and Arriva Trains Wales services also head through the station.
London Midland 323 204 stops at the station heading for Birmingham New Street (next stop)

View down the platforms towards Birmingham

Access steps to Platform 1

Platform mural and station name board

Station building

ATW 158 826 heads through