Oldbury railway station

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Oldbury
Location
Place Oldbury
Area Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell
Coordinates 52°30′07″N 2°01′01″W / 52.502°N 2.017°W / 52.502; -2.017Coordinates: 52°30′07″N 2°01′01″W / 52.502°N 2.017°W / 52.502; -2.017
Operations
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 May 1885 Opened
3 March 1915 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Oldbury was the terminal station on the Great Western Railway's, half mile (0.8 km) long, Oldbury branch running from Langley Green railway station.[1][2]

History[edit]

Oldbury was the second railway station to be opened in the town of Oldbury, in the West Midlands, England. The first railway station was Oldbury and Bromford Lane. This station is still in use and was later renamed to Sandwell and Dudley.[1] However, Oldbury station was nearer to the town centre.

Oldbury station closed on 3 March 1915.[1] The branch line remained open to provide goods facilities to local factories; however, the northern extremity of the line was severed in the late 1960s, by the construction of the M5 Motorway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063.  Page 38.
  2. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.  Page 177.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Langley Green
Station open, Line closed
  Great Western Railway
Later British Rail
Oldbury Railway
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