Yardley Wood (YRD)

Type: National Rail (Shakespeare Line)
Station code: YRD
Opened: 1908
Platforms: 2
Yardley Wood is one of the stops on the Shakespeare (or North Warwickshire) Line out of Snow Hill. It was opened by the GWR in 1908 as Yardley Wood Platform. By the First World War the Platform part of the name had been dropped [1]. Unlike some of the other stations on this line Yardley Wood never had goods facilities and is remarkably unchanged from its earliest days.

When built Yardley Wood was built in a very rural area with few houses nearby though now is a suburb in the South East of Birmingham (though is not to be confused with Yardley in the East of the city).

Despite still having the original (and decent sized) main station building still being in place on the up platform the ticket office is on another building at road level.
A LM Class 172 pauses on a service to Whitlocks End

Main station building

Shelter on the down platform

Looking down towards Stratford

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor St (Middleton Press, 2006) p. 79