Jewellery Quarter (JEQ)

Information
Type: National Rail (Snow Hill Lines)
Station code: JEQ
Opened: 1995
Platforms: 2
Jewellery Quarter, serves the area of the same name just outside Birmingham city centre. The station was opened in 1995 as part of the restoration of cross-city services via Birmingham Snow Hill (which is the next stop on the line). No station had existed at this location previously though the former station of Hockley which closed in 1972 was located nearby [1].

In 1999 the Midland Metro began operating, a stop being adjacent to the railway station (and with access via the platform).



Most services to Jewellery Quarter are operated by London Midland but some Chiltern Railways trains also stop during peak hours.
Two London Midland Class 172s cross at the station

The footbridge and platform canopies

Midland Metro platform

Sign at entrance from the metro platform to the railway one, bit out of date now!

Chiltern Class 168 passes through

[1] Hockley station <http://warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/hockley_station.htm>