Yet another largely-unstaffed halt opened in 1908 on the ex-GWR North Warwickshire
Line (it is staffed during the morning only). Originally called 'Grimes Hill' this station marks the beginning of urbanisation as you
travel towards Birmingham from Henley-in-Arden. It is, as with the others on this line, in a
poor state of repair - note the broken fencing in the above picture of the ticket office
off Station Road, September 2003. There is also no obvious car parking at the site - nor near
it as double-yellow lines have been painted on all the surrounding roads: whatever happened
to encouraging communters to drive to a station, park and take the train into the city?
Above-left we are on the Birmingham platform looking towards Earlswood
through the Norton Lane overbridge. The station building is up the pathway on the extreme
right of the shot and displays the maxim familiar to travellers around the region: "This
station is unstaffed, please board the train and obtain your ticket from the conductor on
the train". Above-right we are still on the Birmingham platform but this time looking towards
Above-left is a closer view of the semi-disused station ticket office, which is
an original GWR structure, and above-right we are infront
of the ticket office looking down at the station towards Birmingham.