Aldridge railway station

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Aldridge
Location
Place Aldridge
Area Walsall
Coordinates 52°36′07″N 1°55′16″W / 52.6020°N 1.9212°W / 52.6020; -1.9212Coordinates: 52°36′07″N 1°55′16″W / 52.6020°N 1.9212°W / 52.6020; -1.9212
Grid reference SK053005
Operations
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 July 1879 Station Opened
18 January 1965 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

Aldridge railway station was a station on the Midland Railway in England. It was opened in 1879 and closed in 1965, although the track through the station is still in use for freight.

The Association of Train Operating Companies included the station in a list of proposed station re-openings.[1] As of January 2013, the closest railway station to Aldridge is Blake Street in the nearby Birmingham suburb of Four Oaks.

History[edit]

Opened by the Midland 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 Railways Board.

The Site Today[edit]

Freight trains still pass the site on the Sutton Park Line, and reopening of the station has been proposed for passengers between Walsall and Sutton Coldfield.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Streetly
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway
Sutton Park Line
  Walsall
Line closed, station open
  Midland Railway
Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway
  North Walsall
Line and station closed
Terminus   Midland Railway
Aldridge to Brownhills Branch
  Walsall Wood
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC NEWS - England - Operators call for new rail lines". BBC News. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-15.