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Lea Hall Station

1939 - Present

Lea Hall was a relative late-comer to the Birmingham rail scene only opening in 1939 some 16 years after grouping on what was previously the LNWR's Birmingham New Street to Euston line but now was under LMS control. Above we see the garishly-painted station building which is suspended above the tracks.

 
Lea Hall station viewed from Birmingham platform
Lea Hall station building from track level
 

Unsurprisingly, not much has changed at the station - except for the colour scheme - since its opening. Above-left we are standing on the Birmingham platform looking towards Marston Green through the 'arch' created by the station building and footbridge. Above-right we have walked through the 'arch' and have turned back to face Birmingham and can clearly see the footbridge which is infront of the station building.

 
Lea Hall station towards Marston Green
Lea Hall station towards Birmingham
 

Above-left we are looking towards Marston Green from the end of the Birmingham platform and can clearly see the Lea Viallage overbridge in the distance which, incidentally, has high-sided fencing along both sides: presumably a vandalism problem in the area regarding the railway? Above-right we are at the other end of the Birmingham platform looking towards Stechford station and onto Birmingham itself. There is nothing particularly inspiring or noteworthy about this station as it was built for commuter demand and, in my opinion, a lot of interesting features occurred due to goods traffic, and apart from showing the railway architecture of 1930s LMS (which is far from great) there is nothing to recommend a visit in my opinion.

 

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