Spring Road opened as 'Spring Road Platform' under the GWR in 1908 upon completion
of their North Warwickshire Line. The current Spring Road station is in a slightly different position from the
one opened in 1908 however, the original being where the over-obtrusive multi-storey car park straddles the
lines today. Above we see the entrance to the Birmingham platform on Spring Road. The green and rather uninviting 'alotment
shed' used to be the ticket office but now it is disused and a portakabin has been erected for this purpose
just the other side of it and out of shot in this photo.
Above-left we have moved back a few yards from the photo at the top of this page so as to
get a perspective on the two entrances to the station - one either side of the Spring Road bridge. Above-right we
are standing on the Spring Road bridge looking in the direction of Stratford with the multi-storey car park looming
in the distance.
one of the oddest sights I have encountered thus far - the multi-storey car park that spans the tracks is not of
railway build or usage but privately owned by a factory which encompasses part of the surrounding area! It is rare for
approval for such structures to be given by BR/Railtrack (and I suppose Network Rail will be no different).
Above-right we are in the same spot as the previous shot but looking in the other direction towards
Birmingham and can see the Spring Road overbridge and, to the left, the pathway leading back up to the
'alotment shed' and current ticket office.
Above-left is a similar perspective to the previous shot but also includes the entrance
pathway to the Stratford platform. Above-right is a close-up of the back of the 'alotment shed' and current
ticket office to the left. All-in-all, Spring Road is a rather odd station and worth a look if you are in the
area but I certainly wouldn't recommend a special visit.