Stechford (SCF)

Stechford is a station on the West Coast Main Line just outside of Birmingham city centre, it is also at the junction where Stechford-Aston spur joins the main line.

Type: National Rail
(West Coast Main Line)
Station code: SCF
Opened: 1844
Platforms: 3
The station was opened by the London & North Western Railway in 1844. At one stage Stechford was the largest intermediate station between Birmingham and Coventry with two island platforms. The station also had an extensive goods yard.

The goods yard has now gone as have the two island platforms. The current station building dates from the 1960s and has steep steps down to the platforms. Only platforms 1 and 2 have scheduled services stop at them, all operated by London Midland.

Stechford is usually served by two trains an hour in each direction (with more services in peak hours), away from Birmingham New Street one train goes on to London Euston and the other Birmingham International. The Stechford-Aston spur is currently only used by freight and passenger trains passing through the area such as the Caledonian Sleeper though in the past there was a limited service between Walsall and Birmingham International that used the line.

Stechford was the scene of a fatal rail crash in 1967 when a Class 304 EMU and a Class 24 locomotive collided killing 9 people.
A Birmingham bound Class 350 at the station

Footbridge, platform 3 is on the far left

Virgin 221 111 passes through

Platform shelter

LM 350 371 departs