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University Railway Station serves the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with regular West Midlands Trains services operating on the Cross-City Line between Redditch and Lichfield. Trains from University Station run with great frequency; northbound services include two trains per hour to Four Oaks, two per hour to Lichfield City, two per hour to Lichfield Trent Valley, one per hour to Birmingham New Street only, and one per hour to Nottingham. Southbound services see three trains to Longbridge per hour, three per hour to Redditch, one per hour to Hereford, and one per hour to Cardiff Central.

Facilities at the station are good, with a large covered waiting room, two automated ticket machines, and a staffed ticket office. Train running updates are provided on digital departure screens and automated announcements. University Station is fully step-free accessible, with level access to the ticket office and footbridge and lift access to the platforms.

Find address details, station facilities, live departure times and train arrivals for University (Birmingham) station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 19:00
Sunday 10:00 - 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.

Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes

Station is adjacent to public bike parking

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Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access to Booking Hall. Lifts to both platforms, or 32 steps down to platform 1 (trains to Birmingham) and 31 steps to platform 2. Doors to Booking Hall have a low-level button to open.

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

Accessible taxis are not available

Find station details and facilities information for University (Birmingham). Also find live train departures and arrivals for University (Birmingham) station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Frequently asked questions

Is University Birmingham train station open?

University Birmingham train station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from University Birmingham train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from University Birmingham train station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from University Birmingham train station.

Are there toilets in University Birmingham train station?

No there are not currently toilets available to use at University Birmingham train station.

Are dogs allowed in University Birmingham train station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at University Birmingham train station, but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from University (Birmingham)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into University (Birmingham) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to RedditchWest Midlands Trains15:232On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains15:251On time
to Cardiff CentralCrossCountry15:372On time
to NottinghamCrossCountry15:391On time
to RedditchWest Midlands Trains15:532On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains15:222On time
from RedditchWest Midlands Trains15:241On time
from NottinghamCrossCountry15:362On time
from Cardiff CentralCrossCountry15:381On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains15:522On time
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