Trains to Sandwell and Dudley

How to get there, what to do and how to get home with Avanti West Coast.

Sandwell is a large district to the west of Birmingham’s city centre, with West Bromwich at its heart. And if you keep going west you’ll reach the borough of Dudley on the edge of the metropolis. Sandwell and Dudley Station is actually well inside the former town, with Dudley being a few kilometres away, but it’s the only station that has inter-city services in the area, which means locals don’t always have to travel into the city centre if they want to head to another city. Dudley Port and Tipton stations serve Dudley itself – but services are only local.

Dudley Castle

Sandwell and Dudley will be your stop if you’re coming from out of town, and there are plenty of reasons to come. West Bromwich is of course home to the famous Baggies football club – The Hawthorns is just to the west of Sandwell, on the borders of the city centre. Dudley boasts two attractions in one – the 11th-century castle and the zoo that sits in its grounds, so you can easily spend a day admiring British history and natural history without travelling between them.

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Sandwell and Dudley Station Information

If you’re not familiar with Sandwell and Dudley or its station, you’ll find everything you need right here, There’s information from accessibility to parking and ticketing to WiFi coverage. More details on our wider network can be found on this page.

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Things to do in Sandwell and Dudley

How many zoos can you think of that are built with an impressive medieval castle in the middle? We can save you the trouble here – there’s one, and it’s right here in Dudley. Dudley Zoo and Castle draws visitors from all over the country thanks to its wonderful collection of animals. You’ll see bears, monkeys, snakes, spiders, birds, big cats and even sea lions and penguins, and you’ll also be supporting important conservation and research work. Stop off at one of the cafes, ride the cable cars and if you’ve got kids, they’ll love the adventure playground.

Lynx at Dudley Zoo

Then it’s on to the castle in the middle – a really well-preserved example of a historic fortress in the heart of the country. Learn all about its rich history and have a tour of its grounds for some fantastic photo opportunities.

Dudley Castle

If you’re coming to watch a football match at West Brom, catch an onwards train to Smethwick Galton Bridge then another 2 minute train to The Hawthorns station. If you’re interested in the history of football, or the club itself, why not book a tour of the Hawthorns to really get behind the story of one of the original 12 clubs of the English Football League when it formed in 1888.


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