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Selly Oak railway station is in the outer neighbourhood of Selly Oak in South Birmingham along the Cross-City Line. It was opened in the second half of the 19th century on the Birmingham West Suburban Railway branch to serve the growing populations on the outskirts of the city. It fell out of importance in the ‘60s and unfortunately, the original brick station buildings were demolished in favour of a simpler structure which was built by British Rail in the late ‘70s. Unlike many British stations, there is still a staffed ticket office which is open every day. The two platforms are connected by a footbridge and there is a long overhead cover providing shelter on one side and waiting shelter on the other. Other facilities include digital displays, bench seating and a large 93-space car park at the front. Today, the station and the trains that pass through are managed by West Midlands Railway. Getting into the big city is a breeze with four direct trains an hour to Birmingham New Street in just 10 minutes, though this drops to two an hour on Sundays.

There’s plenty to do where you arrive at Selly Oak station. If you’re looking to visit a friend or relative at the University of Birmingham, it’s the easiest station for reaching the campus. Alternatively, you could bring the kids to the world-famous Cadbury World where they can learn about the history of the iconic brand and, of course, taste its favourite bars.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: None
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 21:00
Saturday 07:00 - 21:00
Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
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.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNetwork West Midlands
Car parking spaces376
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces34
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
from Birmingham - under the foot bridge. Towards Birmingham - outside in the car park
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access to Booking Hall and platform 1 (trains to Birmingham). Also step-free side gate direct to platform 1. Footbridge with 34 steps up and down to platform 2. Alternative step-free entrance to platform 2 via 1:10 gradient ramp. Step-free route between platforms is via street (380m).

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 Selly Oak

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Selly Oak station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BromsgroveWest Midlands Trains22:09Late
to Lichfield Trent ValleyWest Midlands Trains22:11On time
to RedditchWest Midlands Trains22:252On time
to Four OaksWest Midlands Trains22:31On time
to Lichfield Trent ValleyWest Midlands Trains22:39On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BromsgroveWest Midlands Trains22:11On time
from Four OaksWest Midlands Trains22:252On time
from RedditchWest Midlands Trains22:31On time
from BromsgroveWest Midlands Trains22:39On time
from Lichfield Trent ValleyWest Midlands Trains22:45Late
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