Lea Hall (LEH)

Lea Hall is a stop on the West Coast Main Line in East Birmingham between Stechford and Marston Green.

Type: National Rail
(West Coast Main Line)
Station code: LEH
Opened: 1939
Platforms: 2
The station was opened in 1939 by the London Midland Scottish Railway (LMS) on it's line between Birmingham New Street and Coventry to serve new housing developments being built in the East of the city [1]. The station buildings were made of concrete in the functional style and the station was not given any goods facilities.

There have been some changes to the station since then though the basic structure is the same with the main station building straddling the tracks which are in a cutting. Due to vandalism the original doors and windows on the platform shelters were removed and the shelters are now open fronted though have a rather jazzy paint job. The line through Lea Hall was electrified in the mid-1960s.

The usual service is two trains per hour in each direction by West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway. Some Southbound trains go on through to London Euston.
LNWR 350 107 departs heading for Birmingham

WMR 323 232 arrives

Platform shelter, originally it has a front to it

Station building above the tracks

A Virgin Trains service passes through

TfW 158 834 passes through

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Rugby to Birmingham (Middleton Press, 2008) Fig. 102