Monday, 6 November 2017

Danzey (DZY)

Danzey is a stop on the North Warwickshire Line (nowadays branded as the Shakespeare Line) between Henley-in-Arden and Wood End.

Information
Type: National Rail
(Shakespeare Line)
Station code: DZY
Opened: 1908
Platforms: 2
Danzey was opened by the GWR in 1908 when the North Warwickshire Line was opened. Danzey itself only serves a few houses and farms in Danzey Green with the closest settlement of any size Tanworth-in-Arden a mile away. Danzey was originally known as Danzey for Tanworth [1].

Despite the rural nature of the station it had a goods yard and as many as six men worked at the station during the Interwar Period. The station had a signalbox which closed in 1970. The goods yard closed in 1964.

The station is unmanned now, it has no ticket purchasing facilities though is equipped with public information screens and a help/information phone. The footbridge and platform shelters date from 1993. It is a request stop with an hourly service in both directions. Danzey does not have a Sunday service.
LM 172 331 arrives with a Birmingham bound service

Platform shelter

Platform view from the footbridge

Station sign

Station view from a nearby bridge

GWR style nameboard, originally would have said Danzey for Tanworth
[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street (Middleton Press, 2006) p. 55