Dorridge (DDG)

Dorridge serves the village of the same name and the adjoining Knowle near Solihull. The station is a stop on the Chiltern Main Line though not all services on that route stop there.

Type: National Rail
(Chiltern Main Line)
Station code: DDG
Opened: 1852
Platforms: 3
The station was opened by the Great Western Railway in 1852 on it's route from Birmingham to Oxford. The station was originally known as Knowle and changed to Knowle & Dorridge in 1897.

The station was changed back to just Knowle in 1968 even though the station is actually in Dorridge not Knowle! The station was finally renamed Dorridge in 1974.

Dorridge has three platforms, platform three is usually used by terminating West Midlands Trains services out of Birmingham Snow Hill. The station is also served by Chiltern Railways, who manage the station.

The original station building is still intact though was rebuilt in the mid-twentieth century with some changes to the exterior look [1]. The station once had extensive platform canopies but these have been greatly cut back. A goods yard has now been lost to a car park though some storage sidings remain around the station.
WMT 172 335 terminates at Dorridge with a service from Stourbridge Junction

Waiting room between platforms two and three

Looking down the line, eventually you will end up at London Marylebone 
Station footbridge

Main station building

Chiltern 168 106 departs with a London Marylebone service

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Banbury to Birmingham (Middleton Press, 2004) fig. 63