The station footfall totals for all stations in the United Kingdom for 2015/2016 have been published.  The totals for stations along the Stourbridge line are as follows.

As you can see, passenger numbers have increased at every station compared with the previous accounting year.


The largest increase is at Hartlebury with 27% more passengers than the previous year, a vindication of SLUG’s campaign to get off-peak and evening services to stop at the station. Hopefully, this increase will encourage the next franchisee to further improve services, with Sunday services being the next priority.


Another station which has seen significantly improved passenger numbers is Lye, where a 10% increase has occurred despite there being no improved services and a significant downgrade in station facilities.


However, the table shows just how much passenger numbers have grown since London Midland took over the franchise in 2007.  It shows that the decision to only buy 69 new carriages for the Stourbridge line based on 2007 usage figures has in hindsight proved to be totally inadequate and that more carriages will be desperately needed in the new franchise to cater for the number of passengers that the line is now attracting.

station footfall totals for 2015/2016 published

17 december 2016

Station Name

2015/16 Entries and Exits

Interchanges

2014/15 Entries and Exits

2007/08 Entries and Exits

% Change from 2014/15 to 2015/16

% Change from 2007/08 to 2015/16

Birmingham Moor Street

6,874,222

450,609

6,521,272

687,439

5

900

Birmingham Snow Hill

4,713,174

242,863

4,538,108

2,407,283

4

96

Jewellery Quarter

427,182

0

392,502

116,840

9

266

The Hawthorns

439,912

0

422,750

157,170

4

180

Smethwick Galton Bridge

639,594

508,494

577,222

130,607

11

390

Langley Green

180,990

0

169,866

60,891

7

197

Rowley Regis

1,015,508

0

921,116

325,009

10

212

Old Hill

189,452

0

185,406

83,113

2

128

Cradley Heath

772,658

0

740,842

288,333

4

168

Lye

90,408

0

82,104

46,413

10

95

Stourbridge Town

545,700

0

497,736

278,813

10

96

Stourbridge Junction

1,434,312

459,278

1,323,834

499,584

8

187

Hagley

544,318

0

480,456

332,555

13

64

Blakedown

97,028

0

91,698

61,109

6

59

Kidderminster

1,619,928

0

1,561,914

963,041

4

68

Hartlebury

50,088

0

39,350

13,614

27

268

Droitwich Spa

561,908

71,752

533,268

385,958

5

46

Worcester Shrub Hill

618,467

128,983

595,402

625,971

4

-1

Worcester Foregate Street

2,293,021

202,911

2,207,508

1,252,971

4

83