Albion railway station, West Midlands

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Albion
Location
Place Oldbury
Area Sandwell
Coordinates 52°31′01″N 2°01′28″W / 52.5169°N 2.0245°W / 52.5169; -2.0245Coordinates: 52°31′01″N 2°01′28″W / 52.5169°N 2.0245°W / 52.5169; -2.0245
Grid reference SO984910
Operations
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 July 1852 Station opened
1 February 1960 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Albion railway station was a railway station in England, built by the London and North Western Railway on their Stour Valley Line in 1853.[1] It served the town of Oldbury, and was located near to Union Road.

History[edit]

Opened by the Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Stour Valley Railway,[2] then absorbed into the London and North Western Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station was then closed by the British Transport Commission.

The site today[edit]

The station closed in 1960,[1] although the Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line loop from the West Coast Main Line still runs through the site of the station today.

There is little evidence of the location of the station on the ground today; Oldbury is now served by Sandwell and Dudley railway station.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Dudley Port   London and North Western Railway
Stour Valley Line
  Oldbury

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Albion Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "West Bromwich: Communications". British History Online. Retrieved 31 March 2017.