Trains to Redditch

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Redditch is a town located in the north-east of Worcestershire, approximately 15 miles (24km) to the North of Evesham and 15 miles to the south of Birmingham. The first human settlement in the area dates to the Middle Ages. The former Roman road known as Icknield street passes through the town running from the north to the south on the eastern side of town.

Historically the town became famous for producing 90% of world’s needles. It was also known internationally as the centre of the fishing tackle industry.

The town was first served by the railway line in 1859 when the first station opened, since then its location has changed several times. The current station was opened in 1992 to allow for the electrification of the line. The entrance is on Reddich ringaway opposite Kingfisher Shopping Centre. Travellers can benefit from the ticket office open seven days a week, as well as a self-service ticket vending machine to collect pre-booked train tickets. The town offers the following landmarks to its visitors starting from the remains of Bordesley Abbey, the former Cistercian Abbey later used as a Royal Swannery. Visitors interested in deepening the town history should pay a visit to the Forge Mill needle museum exhibiting the traditional needle making for fishing purposes that made the town famous internationally. The town’s principal activities include the Kingfisher Shopping Centre, opened in 1976 it is the town prime retail centre counting 100,000 m2 featuring major high street retail stores as well as a cinema on the upper floor. The Arrow Valley Park can be easily reached by the town’s visitors interested in engaging in watersports on Arrow Valley lake and birdwatching on the Nature reserve. The Arrow Valley Countryside centre offers visitors a lakeside café and a gift shop. Book train tickets to Redditch station and with a 20 minutes bus ride you can reach the country park the entire family can spend a fun day out engaging on walking along one of the four waymarked trails around the lake, skating or playing in the kids’ playground.

Reddich station offers a shop available for passengers selling newspapers, food and drinks. Stepfree access is available for wheelchair users either using steps or a ramp. Train running information is offered via digital CIS displays, automated announcements, timetable poster boards and a customer help point. There is a bus station is located underneath the station and a pay and display
car park with 156 parking spaces. Redditch station is the southern terminus of the Cross-City Line, a suburban commuter service that travels north from Redditch calling at Birmingham New Street to the northern terminus at Litchfield. Trains operating from and to this station are run by West Midlands Trains. The single platform station runs two train services per hour that run along the Cross-City Line to Lichfield Trent Valley and one to Four Oaks directed to Linchfield City. On Sundays a half hourly service runs through to Lichfield Trent Valley. The train journey is just over one hour and thirty minutes. Passengers are advised to change at Birmingham New Street and to secure cheap train fares, visitors are advised to purchase Advance train tickets to Redditch.