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One of the oldest continually operating station sites in the world, Perry Barr station, in the north Birmingham suburb, opened in 1838 and was rebuilt in the 1960s. The station is part of a parade of shops on Birchfield Road and is just over the road from the bustling One Stop Shopping Centre. Visitors are also drawn to the area for a flutter on the dogs at Perry Bar Greyhound Stadium and for the student life around Birmingham City University, both which are within moments' walk of the station, and for athletics at Alexander Stadium, twenty minutes' walk away. The station runs two trains per hour on the London Midland line to Wolverhampton from platform 1, and from platform 2, the local Walsall Line also runs four trains an hour through Perry Bar on Mondays to Saturdays, linking Birmingham New Street with the northern parts of the Black Country.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
Friday 07:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Ticket MachineUnavailable
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.

Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

1 step to main station entrance and Booking Hall. Ramp to Walsall platform. Altenatively 30 steps. Ramp to Birmingham platform. Alternatively 31 steps. Step-free route between platforms is 200m. Side gate from middle of Walsall platform steps leading to subway ramp. Main entrance is closed when station unstaffed.

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

The concourse on Birchfield Road leads past the station's only ticket window out to the station bridge, which is home to a single ticket machine. Stairs lead either side of the tracks to platforms 1 and 2. The station's two platforms are similar in layout, both home to bench seating, a customer help point and a sheltered waiting area. A small cafe can be found at the front of the station on Walsall Road.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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