The map below shows the location of our Brownhills West station (indicated by a blue marker) and using the controls to the top left you can zoom-in and pan around the map. The links at the top-right allow you to see an aerial image of the railway too!
1. Travelling by Car to Brownhills West Station
The Railway’s headquarters at Brownhills West Station are situated in Chasewater Country Park, Brownhills, near Walsall.
The postal address is: Chasewater Railway, Chasewater Country Park, Brownhills West Station, Pool Lane (Off the A5), Burntwood, Staffs WS8 7NL. Telephone: 01543 452623.
The main entrance to the park is Pool Lane, a slip road leading off the southbound A5 (Watling Street) just south of its junction with the A452 (Chester Road). Brown tourism direction signs are provided on the northbound and southbound carriageways of the A5 in the vicinity of the park.
If travelling along the A452 (Chester Road) from Walsall/Brownhills, turn right on to the southbound A5 at the “Rising Sun” Island and follow the brown tourism direction signs on the A5.
Following the signs, turn left into the park immediately after passing over the M6 Toll Road. Continue through the park until reaching Brownhills West Station.
Brownhills West Station is shown on A-Z Map Ed. 3B, 2002, Page 9, G2.
OS Grid Reference: SK 034071
Please note: when inputting the post code, certain Sat Nav systems will direct you via the wrong end of Pool Road (Chasetown side). Vehicle Access to Brownhills West Station is only available via the A5 end of Pool Road; look out for the brown tourist steam engine signs.
2. Travelling by Car to Chasewater Heaths Station
A5190 Miners Way (Burntwood Bypass), Chasetown.
The postal address is: Chasewater Heaths Railway Station, Station Approach, off Miners Way, Chasetown, Burntwood, Staffs. WS7 3PG (click here for map).
Telephone: 01543 682854 (operating dates only)
Brown tourism direction signs are provided in the vicinity of the Station.
OS Grid Reference SK 037087
3. Arriving at Brownhills West by Bus
Coming from Walsall or Birmingham alight at Brownhills West (Rising Sun Island), which is the junction of the A5 (Watling Street) and the A452 (Chester Road). The “Crown” Public House is also located at the Island. Proceed along Wilkin Road (a minor road leading directly off the Island, on the side nearer to the Crown PH). At the end of Wilkin Road, turn left into Hednesford Road. Cross to the opposite pavement and almost immediately follow a footpath, alongside Poole Crescent, into Chasewater Country Park. This footpath crosses over the M6 Toll Road and the station complex is clearly evident from the footbridge, on the left hand side. Walking time approx. 15 minutes.
Coming from Hednesford or Cannock alight at Cherwell Drive. Walk back along Cherwell Drive a short distance to the T-junction with Hednesford Road. Turn right and cross to the opposite pavement and almost immediately follow a footpath, alongside Poole Crescent, into Chasewater Country Park. This footpath crosses over the M6 Toll Road and the station complex is clearly evident from the footbridge, on the left hand side. Walking time approx. 10 minutes.
4. Arriving at Chasewater Heaths by Bus
Alight at Sankeys Corner (Burntwood Library) and proceed along High Street (alongside the Library). At the traffic island, bear right along A5190 Milestone Way (toward Burntwood Bypass). Continue along Milestone Way, across the first island and past Morrissons supermarket. Chasewater Heaths Station is located directly ahead at the next island. Brown tourism direction signs for Chasewater are visible at the islands. Walking time approx. 15 minutes.
5. Buses services to Brownhills West (BHW) and Chasewater Heaths (CWH)
The following information is provided for general guidance and prospective visitors are recommended to check service details with the respective operators (see Section 6).
|From Walsall Bus Station (Journey time approx 30 minutes) to BHW|
|Monday to Saturday (Day)||Service 10A||National Express West Midlands|
|Monday to Saturday (Day)||Service 33||Arriva|
|Sundays and evenings||Service 33A||Diamond|
|From Birmingham (Lower Bull Street) (Journey time approx 60 minutes) to BHW|
|Monday to Saturday (Day)||Service 56||Diamond|
|Sunday and evenings||Service 935A||National Express|
|From Hednesford Bus Station|
|Monday to Saturday (Day)||Service 32||Arriva (to BHW)|
|Monday to Saturday (Eve)||Service 33||Arriva (to BHW)|
|Sunday||Service 33||Arriva (to CWH)|
|From Cannock Bus Station|
|Monday to Saturday (Day)||Service 32 & 33||Arriva (to BHW)|
|Monday to Saturday (Eve)||Service 33||Arriva (to BHW)|
|Sunday||Service 33A||Arriva (to CWH)|
|From Lichfield Bus Station to CWH|
|Monday to Saturday||Service 60||Arriva|
|Sunday||Service 33A & 60||Arriva|
6. Rail and Bus Information
Travel to Birmingham New Street or Birmingham Moor Street main line stations for a convenient 5 minute walk to Lower Bull Street for buses to Chasewater. City centre maps are displayed at the stations.
Connections from nearer local rail stations are less frequent and less convenient.
7. Rail and Bus information
For up-to-the-minute travel information, contact the public transport Traveline -
Tel 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.networkwestmidlands.com
To contact Diamond Bus, telephone 0121 557 7337 www.diamondbus.co.uk
To contact Arriva, telephone 0844 800 4411 www.arrivabus.co.uk
To contact National Express West Midlands, tel. 0121 254 7272 www.travelwm.co.uk
To contact National Rail information, tel 08457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk
To contact the Chasewater Railway, telephone 01543 452 623
The Chasewater Railway is unable to accept responsibility for any changes to the bus information provided above in good faith, based on information provided by the respective service operators.
Updated March 2014