[Source: Terry Callaghan]

Notes: The construction of Birmingham Moor Street station by the Great Western Railway (GWR) was to alieviate the congestion at the Company's main Birmingham station, Snow Hill. The station was designed to allow commuter services from the south of the city to terminate short of the double track tunnel through which all northbound services had to travel. Upon opening the station was served by servcies mainly from Stratford-upon-Avon, Henley-in-Arden and Shirley.

In the final year of the GWR the July 1922 timetable shows that there was a basic hourly service of departures and arrivals with extra services provided for the morning and evening commute to and from the city. There were 21 deprtures and 23 arrivals Monday through Friday with 19 departures and 23 arrivals on Saturday's.

Departures July 1922 To Arrivals July 1922 From
7.40am Shirley 6.33am Shirley
8.35am Shirley 7.35am Henley-in-Arden
9.20am Stratford-upon-Avon 8.27am Henely-in-Arden
9.35am Henely-in-Arden 8.39am Shirley
10.15am Bearley 8.44am Hall Green
12.25pm Henley-in-Arden (Stratford-upon-Avon SO) 8.58am Henley-in-Arden
1.00pm Shirley 9.07am Henely-in-Arden
1.20pm Bearley 9.25am Shirley
2.35pm Stratford-upon-Avon 9.50pm Bearley
3.20pm Henely-in-Arden 10.05am Stratford-upon-Avon
4.30pm Earleswood Lakes 11.30am Henley-in-Arden
5.05pm (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon 12.12pm Stratford-upon-Avon
5.20pm Henely-in-Arden 1.05pm Henley-in-Arden
6.07pm Bearley 2.13pm (SX) Shirley
6.10pm Henley-in-Arden 2.30pm (SX) Henley-in-Arden
6.40pm Shirley 2.52pm (SO) Stratford-upon-Avon
7.05pm (SX) Henley-in-Arden 3.52pm Bearley (Stratford-upon-Avon SO)
7.40pm Henley-in-Arden 5.19pm Henley-in-Arden
8.45pm Henley-in-Arden 5.35pm Shirley
9.25pm Henley-in-Arden 6.09pm Stratford-upon-Avon
10.30pm Henley-in-Arden 7.35pm (SX) Shirley
    7.48pm (SO) Earleswood Lakes
    8.03pm Henley-in-Arden
    8.20pm Bearley
    9.17pm (SO) Earleswood Lakes
    9.34pm Stratford-upon-Avon

By 1949 the service had remained pretty much static the only major difference with the 1922 timetable was the abolition of certain commuter services into the city on Saturday's. There were 20 departures and 24 arrivals Monday to Friday with 18 departurtes and arrivals on Saturday's

Departures Summer 1949 To Arrivals Summer 1949 From
7.05am (SX) Earleswood Lakes 6.46am (SX) Henley-in-Arden
7.10am (SO) Earleswood Lakes 6.56am (SO) Henley-in-Arden
9.35am Stratford-upon-Avon 7.16am (SX) Henley-in-Arden
10.20am Stratford-upon-Avon 7.37am (SX) Henley-in-Arden
11.30am Henley-in-Arden 8.06am Henley-in-Arden
12.25pm Stratford-upon-Avon 8.22am (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon
12.45pm Earlewood Lakes (Henley-in-Arden SO) 8.40am Earleswood Lakes
1.20pm Stratford-upon-Avon 8.45am Leamington Spa
2.30pm Stratford-upon-Avon 8.50am Stratford-upon-Avon
4.30pm Henley-in-Arden (Stratford-upon-Avon SO) 9.00am Earleswood Lakes
5.00pm (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon 9.20am Henley-in-Arden
5.08pm Stratford-upon-Avon 10.03am (SX) Henley-in-Arden
5.20pm Henley-in-Arden 10.11am (SO) Henley-in-Arden
5.35pm (SX) Shirley 10.20am (SX) Earleswood Lakes
6.00pm Henley-in-Arden 11.15am Stratford-upon-Avon
6.30pm Henley-in-Arden 1.04pm Stratford-upon-Avon
7.00pm Henley-in-Arden 2.00pm (SX) Earleswood Lakes
7.40pm Stratford-upon-Avon 2.20pm Henley-in-Arden
8.40pm Stratford-upon-Avon 3.17pm Stratford-upon-Avon
9.50pm Henley-in-Arden

4.04pm (SO)

10.30pm Henley-in-Arden 5.26pm (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon
    6.18pm Stratford-upon-Avon
    6.32pm (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon
    7.51pm Stratford-upon-Avon
    8.41pm Henley-in-Arden
    9.41pm Stratford-upon-Avon
    11.05pm Stratford-upon-Avon

Following the London Midland Region's (LMR) unsuccesful attempt to withdraw the service in 1969 there was a change in the starting point of several of the services which arrived at Moor Street. Along with this, more services started to run through to Leamington Spa. By the 1975 timetable, services were arriving from Oxford and Didcot with Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon being the popular destrinations. The first all line timetable, dated 5th May 1975, shows there were 21 departures and 26 arrivals Monday to Friday with 14 departures and 17 arrivals on Saturday's.  

Departures May 1975 To Arrivals May 1975 From
9.10am Henley-in-Arden 7.16am Leamington Spa
10.10am Stratford-upon-Avon 7.22am (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon
11.10am Henley-in-Arden 7.46am (SX) Leamington Spa
12.10pm Stratford-upon-Avon 7.50am (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon
1.10pm Henley-in-Arden 8.16am Leamington Spa (Banbury SO)
2.10pm Stratford-upon-Avon 8.24am (SX) Banbury
3.10pm Henley-in-Arden 8.32am (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon
4.05pm Leamington Spa 8.42am (SO) Stratford-upon-Avon
4.10pm Stratford-upon-Avon 8.44am (SX) Leamington Spa
4.45pm (SX) Leamington Spa 8.52am (SX) Henley-in-Arden
4.55pm (SO) Leamington Spa 9.07am (SO) Didcot
5.00pm (SX) Leamington Spa 9.14am (SO) Oxford
5.05pm (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon 9.15am (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon
5.10pm Dorridge (Henley-in-Arden SO) 10.22am Stratford-upon-Avon
5.23pm (SX) Henley-in-Arden 11.22am Henley-in-Arden
5.28pm (SX) Leamington Spa 12.22pm Stratford-upon-Avon
5.45pm (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon 1.22pm Henley-in-Arden
5.53pm Stratford-upon-Avon 2.22pm Stratford-upon-Avon
6.00pm (SX) Henley-in-Arden 3.22pm Henley-in-Arden
6.10pm (SO) Stratford-upon-Avon 4.00pm Leamington Spa
6.14pm (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon 4.22pm Stratford-upon-Avon
6.33pm Leamington Spa 5.00pm Leamington Spa
6.40pm (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon 5.18pm (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon
    5.22pm (SO) Henley-in-Arden
    5.55pm Leamington Spa
    6.10pm (SX) Dorridge
    6.15pm (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon
    6.29pm Stratfrod-upon-Avon
    7.22pm (SO) Henley-in-Arden
    7.50pm (SX) Henley-in-Arden

The closure of the original terminus station at Moor Street, in 1987, and the opening of the through platforms to Snow Hill along with the support of the West Midlands Public Transport Executive (WMPTE) saw a revolution in the passenger services departing and arriving from Moor Street. The service shown in the 15 May 1989 timetable shows there were 85 departures Monday to Friday along with 80 arrivals, on Saturday's there were 69 departures and 66 arrivals, there was still no Sunday service.

Departures May 1989 To Arrivals May 1989 From
6.25am (SX) Leamington Spa 6.34am (SX) Small Heath
6.40am Sttratford-upon-Avon 6.49am (SX) Small Heath
6.55am Leamington Spa 7.10am Leamington Spa
7.05am Shirley 7.22am (SX) Henley-in-Arden
7.16am (SX) Leamington Spa 7.40am (SO) Leamington Spa
7.28am Stratford-upon-Avon 7.41am (SX) Leamington Spa
7.35am (SO) Leamington Spa 7.51am (SO) Shirley
7.40am (SX) Leamington Spa 7.52am (SX) Stratford-upo-Avon
7.55am (SX) Dorridge 7.56am Tyseley
8.05am (SO) Shirley 7.57am (SX) Dorridge
8.06am (SX) Leamington Spa 8.08am Leamington Spa
8.10am (SX) Shirley 8.12am (SX) Shirley
8.18am (SX) Small Heath 8.19am (SX) Banbury
8.25am Dorridge 8.23am (SO) Stratford-upon-Avon
8.36am Stratford-upon-Avon 8.24am (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon
8.40am Shirley 8.29am (SX) Dorridge
8.47am (SX) Small Heath 8.36am (SX) Shirley
8.55am Dorridge 8.40am Leamington Spa
9.10am Stratford-upon-Avon 8.49am (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon
9.25am Dorridge 8.51am (SO) Shirley
9.36am Leamington Spa 8.53am (SX) Henley-in-Arden
9.40am Shirley 8.57am (SX) Leamington Spa
9.55am Dorridge 9.10am Dorridge
10.10am Stratford-upon-Avon 9.21am Shirley (Stratford-upon-Avon SO)
10.25am Dorridge 9.25am Leamington Spa
10.26am BirminghamSnow Hill 9.40am Dorridge
10.36am Leamington Spa 9.51am Shirley
10.40am Shirley 9.55am (SX) Leamington Spa
10.55am Dorridge 10.00am (SO) Leamington Spa
11.10am Stratford-upon-Avon 10.10am Dorridge
11.25am Dorridge 10.21am Stratford-upon-Avon
11.36am Leamington Spa 10.25am Leamington Spa
11.40am Shirley 10.40am Dorridge
11.55am Dorridge 10.51am Shirley
12.10pm Stratford-upon-Avon 11.10am Dorridge
12.25pm Dorridge 11.21am Stratford-upon-Avon
12.36pm Leamington Spa 11.25am Leamington Spa
12.40pm Shirley 11.40am Dorridge
12.55pm Dorridge 11.51am Shirley
1.10pm Stratford-upon-Avon 12.10pm Dorridge
1.25pm Dorridge 12.21pm Stratford-upon-Avon
1.36pm Leamington Spa 12.25pm Leamington Spa
1.40pm Shirley 12.40pm Dorridge
1.55pm Dorridge 12.51pm Shirley
2.10pm Stratford-upon-Avon 1.10pm Dorridge
2.25pm Dorridge 1.21pm Stratford-upon-Avon
2.36pm Leamington Spa 1.25pm Leamington Spa
2.40pm Shirley 1.40pm Dorridge
2.55pm Dorridge 1.51pm Shirley
3.06pm (SX) Leamington Spa 2.10pm Dorridge
3.10pm Stratford-upon-Avon 2.21pm Stratford-upon-Avon
3.25pm Dorridge 2.25pm Leamington Spa
3.36pm Leamington Spa 2.40pm Dorridge
3.40pm Shirley 2.51pm Shirley
3.55pm Leamington Spa 3.10pm Dorridge
4.06pm (SX) Dorridge 3.21pm Stratford-upon-Avon
4.10pm Stratford-upon-Avon 3.25pm Leamington Spa
4.25pm Dorridge 3.40pm Dorridge
4.36pm Leamington Spa 3.51pm Shirley
4.40pm Shirley 4.10pm Dorridge
4.45pm (SX) Dorridge 4.21pm (SO) Stratford-upon-Avon
4.55pm (SX) Shirley 4.22pm (SX) Stratford-upon-Avon
5.01pm (SX) Leamington Spa 4.25pm Leamington Spa
5.05pm Dorridge (Leamington Spa SO) 4.40pm (SO) Dorridge
5.10pm Stratford-upon-Avon 4.41pm (SX) Dorridge
5.15pm (SX) Leamington Spa 4.47pm (SX) Leamington Spa
5.21pm (SX) Shirley 4.51pm (SO) Shirley
5.27pm Stratford-upon-Avon 4.55pm (SX) Shirley
5.36pm Leamington Spa 5.01pm (SX) Dorridge
5.40pm Stratford-upon-Avon (Shirley SO) 5.15pm Leamington Spa
5.44pm (SX) Dorridge 5.20pm (SO) Dorridge
5.55pm (SX) Shirley 5.21pm (SX) Dorridge
5.59pm Leamington Spa 5.26pm Stratford-upon-Avon
6.10pm Stratford-upon-Avon 5.40pm (SX) Dorridge
6.16pm (SX) Dorridge 5.48pm Leamington Spa
6.25pm Leamington Spa 5.51pm Shirley
6.40pm Shirley 6.10pm Dorridge
6.55pm Leamington Spa 6.21pm Stratfrod-upon-Avon
7.10pm Stratford-upon-Avon 6.40pm Leamington Spa
7.40pm Shirley 6.51pm Shirley
7.55pm Leamington Spa 7.10pm Leamington Spa
8.40pm Shirley 7.21pm Stratford-upon-Avon
8.55pm Leamington Spa 7.40pm Dorridge (Stratford-upon-Avon SO)
9.40pm Shirley 8.10pm Leamington Spa
9.55pm Leamington Spa 8.34pm Shirley
10.25pm Dorridge 9.10pm Leamington Spa
10.55pm Leamington Spa 9.34pm Shirley
    10.10pm Leamington Spa
    10.34pm Shirey

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[Source: Terry Callaghan]

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