Managed by London Midland
2011/12 0.266 million
|Grid reference SP079904|
DfT category E
2012/13 0.254 million
Number of platforms 2
Station code WTT
|Address Birmingham B6 6QS, United Kingdom|
Pte Transport for West Midlands
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Witton railway station serves the Witton area of the city of Birmingham, England. It is situated on the Birmingham-Walsall Line, part of the former Grand Junction Railway, opened in 1837. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland.
The station sits above Witton Road, the A4040 Outer Ring Road, as the railway line here is on an embankment. It is the closest station to Villa Park, home of Aston Villa F.C. and is advertised as the station for Villa Park on station signage. Under Villa owner Randy Lerner, there have been discussions on changing the name of Witton Station to Villa Park as is the case with West Bromwich Albion's local railway station, The Hawthorns. Aston Villa's former CEO, Bruce Langham, has said that the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (Centro) are amenable to the idea as long as it is done at the expense of the club. No action has yet been taken.
Witton is served by trains between Wolverhampton and Walsall via Birmingham New Street, operating every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytimes and every 60 minutes evenings and Sundays. These services are operated by Class 323 electric trains.
London Midland have proposed closure of the ticket office, which has now been approved by the Department for Transport.