Gravelly Hill (GVH)

Gravelly Hill is a stop on the Northern half of the Cross City Line in Birmingham between Aston and Erdington. The station is very close to Gravelly Hill Interchange a.k.a. the Spaghetti Junction.
In London Midland days 323 204 departs heading North

Type: National Rail (Cross-City Line)
Station code: GVH
Opened: 1862
Platforms: 2

The station was opened by the London & North Western Railway in 1862 on it's line from Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield. The two-storey booking office has survived though everything else on the station has changed. The station had much more extensive platform buildings originally [1] but these days, the booking office aside, is the usual collection of bus shelters.

The station is in a cutting with the top storey of the booking office at the end of a ramp down from road level. The original wooden footbridge and the older station buildings were removed when the Cross City Line was electrified in the early 1990s [2]. Both platforms have step-free access.

The station is managed by West Midlands Railway, services between Lichfield and Redditch or Bromsgrove are at up to six trains per hour.
Station sign

Ramp down to the booking office

The ramp for the other platform

Station view from the bridge to the North of the station

[1] Vic Mitchell, North of Birmingham (Middleton Press, 2014) Fig. 87
[2] Ibid. Fig. 88