Bournville station opened in 1876 as Stichley Street. It was originally a terminus in a sparse farming landscape to the south of Birmingham, but it soon came to the attention of chocolate company bosses George and Richard Cadbury. The brothers wanted to expand into a new site with plenty of space and rail and canal connections, and Stichley Street fit the brief perfectly. In 1879 the Cadbury Bournville Factory opened next door, taking its name from the nearby Bourn Brook. The famous Bournville village followed in the 1890s, offering high-quality housing for Cadbury workers, and the station's name was changed to Bournville in 1904. As you'll see as soon as you step off the train, Cadbury still looms large today - the logo and purple colour are incorporated into station signage. While many passengers come here for the Cadbury World tour, there's also plenty of commuter traffic from Bournville into Birmingham New Street, just 12 minutes away.
|Weekdays||06:00 - 20:00|
|Saturday||08:00 - 20:00|
|Sunday||09:00 - 16:00|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Please note that staff help is only available when the ticket office is open.
To ensure that we provide the best service possible we recommend that customers who require assistance book with us and provide at least 1 working day's notice. We will always aim to assist customers whether they have booked assistance or not. Booking assistance gives you the extra reassurance that your needs will be met.
|Customer Service notes|
We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.
** Bournvilleÿis accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**
|Customer help points||Available|
|Cycle storage spaces||16|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Unavailable|
|Step-free access||Part of station|
|Step-free access notes|
Level access to Booking Hall, then 24 steps and a ramp to Platform 1 (trains to Birmingham). 39 steps to Platform 2. Additional entrance from overbridge to Platform 2 - step-free via ramp. Additional entrance from overbridge to Platform 1 - step-free via ramp. Step free route between platforms is 165m.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are not available
The station's ticket office is on Bournville Lane and has two staffed desks plus ticket machines. Outside, a ramp and steps to the right lead up to platform 1 (towards Birmingham and Lichfield), and a subway straight ahead leads to platform 2 (towards Redditch and Longbridge). Both routes have steps, but for step-free access, use the entrances either side of the railway bridge on Mary Vale Road, one block south. For Cadbury World, exit through the ticket hall.