Small Heath Station - A City Gem!

Small Heath Station is on the Snow Hill Lines at Golden Hillock Road in Small Heath. The station originally opened in 1863. Used to be four platforms in use, but only two today.


Where is Small Heath Station?

Small Heath Station is on Golden Hillock Road, Small Heath, Birmingham B11 2PN

 

In brief

The former Great Western Railway opened a station building in 1863 as  Small Heath and Sparkbrook on their mainline. It is located on Golden Hillock Road. The station used to have four platforms on two island platforms, but only one island platform is in use today. Used by trains on the Snow Hill Lines towards Birmingham Snow Hill from Leamington Spa (via Dorridge) and Stratford-upon-Avon (via Shirley) lines. The nearby A45 Small Heath Highway runs alongside the station and line.

Small Heath StationSmall Heath Station (December 2016). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

During the week, at least two trains an hour stop at Small Heath.

Small Heath StationSmall Heath Station (March 2022). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Bus users on the National Express West Midlands Platinum X1 or X2 services, pass the station on Small Heath Highway at Poets Corner, but can not get off the bus until Bordesley Station.

Small Heath StationSmall Heath Station (January 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

In early 2018, there was bus diversions for the Stratford Road services, so for about a week, buses such as the 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5 and 6 went on Golden Hillock Road.

Small Heath StationSmall Heath Station (January 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The express bus services (X1 or X2) give a good view from the top deck of the station from Small Heath Highway. There is a nearby hotel called The Birmingham.

Small Heath StationSmall Heath Station (January 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

By 2021, work had begun on Small Heath Highway to convert it for Sprint use. These roadworks continued into 2022 ahead of the Commonwealth Games. So is currently faster to get a train into the City Centre, than on a bus from the Coventry Road.

Small Heath StationSmall Heath Station (June 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

19 Mar 2022 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Transport, Classic Architecture

Contact

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Jonathan Bostock

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