Portobello railway station

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For the former Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway Portobello station in Edinburgh, see Portobello (E&DR) railway station. For the former North British Railway Portobello station in Edinburgh, see Portobello (NBR) railway station.
Portobello
Location
Place Portobello, Willenhall
Area Wolverhampton
Coordinates 52°35′08″N 2°04′33″W / 52.5855°N 2.0758°W / 52.5855; -2.0758Coordinates: 52°35′08″N 2°04′33″W / 52.5855°N 2.0758°W / 52.5855; -2.0758
Operations
Original company Grand Junction Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1837 Opened
1873 Closed to passenger traffic
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Portobello railway station was a station built on the Grand Junction Railway in 1837.[1] It served the Portobello area of Willenhall, and was located near to the level crossing on Noose Lane

The station closed in 1873 due to being unprofitable.[2] The lines through the station are in use today as part of the Walsall to Wolverhampton Line.

There have been recent proposals to examine reopening of the station,[3] along with Willenhall Bilston Street.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wolverhampton High Level   London and North Western Railway
Walsall to Wolverhampton Line
  Willenhall Bilston Street
Wednesfield Heath Grand Junction Railway

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk/Stations/portobello.php Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Portobello railway station
  2. ^ http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/articles/Portobello/history.htm The History of Portobello
  3. ^ http://www.westmidlandsltp.gov.uk/file_view.php?id=786 West Midlands Local Transport Plan for the corridor