Wythall (WYT)

Wythall is a stop on the North Warwickshire / Shakespeare Line. Although just outside the West Midlands area the station is still included in the West Midlands PTE area.

Information
Type: National Rail
(Shakespeare Line)
Station code: WYT
Opened: 1908
Platforms: 2
The station was opened in 1908 by the Great Western Railway as Grimes Hill Platform (Grimes Hill being the name of the area immediately adjacent to the station). In 1914 it was renamed Grimes Hill & Wythall Platform [1], in 1974 it became just Wythall. The station has always been rather basic, even lacking a goods yard. Original station facilities were a pair of pagoda style huts on the platforms. Not much has changed though the shelters are now concrete!
Wythall is served by trains on the hourly service from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon. Most Birmingham services terminate at Stourbridge Junction though some continue to Worcester Foregate Street. Wythall no longer has a ticket office though the building remains in place.
A West Midlands Railway 172 departs for Stratford-upon-Avon

Platform shelter

Permit to travel machine

Station sign and roof of former ticket office 
Ticket office building can be seen top right

Another West Midlands Railway service arrives at the station

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street (Middleton Press, 2006) Map. XIX