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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|Weekdays||06:00 - 21:00|
|Saturday||07:00 - 21:00|
|Sunday||09:00 - 19:00|
|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.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Network West Midlands|
|Car parking spaces||376|
|Cycle storage spaces||34|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
from Birmingham - under the foot bridge. Towards Birmingham - outside in the car park
|Step-free access||Whole 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 access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are not available
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