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Chester Road train station sits just 6 miles north of Birmingham New Street. From this vast hub – 13 minutes away by train - a huge number of destinations become possible. The West Midlands trains of Chester Road's line run from Lichfield in Staffordshire to Redditch in Worcestershire. Opened in 1863, Chester Road train station perches above street level and the immediate vicinity offers several choices for fast food, coffee shops and eateries within easy walking distance. A little further -20 minutes on foot - is The Lanes shopping centre at Wylde Green while the green spaces of Pype Hayes Park are 25 minutes away.

The train timetable at Chester Road is a busy one with 6 trains per hour to Birmingham New Street and some destinations further south. The 57-minute train rides to Redditch run 3 times per hour while northbound trains to Lichfield – 28 minutes away – run every 30 minutes. With such a wide choice of possible destinations and connections with trains from Chester Road there are almost countless choices for things to see and do. Birmingham itself has a huge variety of attractions including the Grand Central shopping centre, the Bullring and the National Sealife Centre – all can be reached on foot from Birmingham New Street. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens can be accessed from Five Ways station which is 19 minutes by train from Chester Road. Other possibilities with direct trains include Cadbury World from Bournville station and the Kingfisher shopping centre in Redditch. To make life even easier, Chester Road is a park and ride station and connects directly with the Midland Metro tram system from Birmingham New Street.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 06:00 - 19:00
Friday 07:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 09:00 - 16:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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.


**Chester Road is acredited by the Secure Station Scheme**

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameBlake Street
Carpark operatorNetwork West Midlands
Car parking spaces155
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step free access from Booking Hall to Birmingham Platform via slope and Lichfield via step free subway and long slope. Alternative entrance to Birmingham Platform via slope direct from Bus stop. 30 steps up to Lichfield Platform or 29 Steps up to Birmingham Platform via subway. Access to Birmingham ramp from Booking Hall.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

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Departures and arrivals from Chester Road

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chester Road station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to RedditchWest Midlands Trains05:552On time
to Lichfield Trent ValleyWest Midlands Trains06:121On time
to BromsgroveWest Midlands Trains06:16On time
to RedditchWest Midlands Trains06:242On time
to Lichfield Trent ValleyWest Midlands Trains06:391On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Four OaksWest Midlands Trains05:552On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains06:121On time
from Lichfield Trent ValleyWest Midlands Trains06:16On time
from Four OaksWest Midlands Trains06:242On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains06:391On time
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