Bentley railway station (West Midlands)

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Bentley
The former overbridge that carried the line over Bloxwich Lane..jpg
Location
PlaceBentley
AreaMetropolitan Borough of Walsall
Coordinates52°35′47″N 2°00′54″W / 52.5963°N 2.0150°W / 52.5963; -2.0150Coordinates: 52°35′47″N 2°00′54″W / 52.5963°N 2.0150°W / 52.5963; -2.0150
Grid referenceSO990998
Operations
Original companyWolverhampton and Walsall Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Platforms2
History
1 November 1872Opened[1]
1 October 1898Closed to passengers
1964The line from Bentley to Willenhall is closed following the building of the M6 Motorway
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

Bentley railway station was a railway station built by the Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway in 1872, and was operated by the Midland Railway from 1876 onwards. Situated on Bloxwich Lane,[2] it served the area of Bentley, located between Willenhall and Walsall in the English West Midlands (then in Staffordshire). The station closed in 1898.[1]

Station site today[edit]

The station site was obliterated in the 1960s due to the construction of the M6 near Walsall and Willenhall which was built directly through the site of the former Bentley station and caused closure of the Walsall-Wednesfield section of the Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway.

The site is now under the M6 Motorway near Junction 10 with the north side now a public footpath and the south side towards North Walsall now overgrown. The only evidence of the former railway are two removed bridge supports on Bloxwich Lane 52°35′46″N 2°00′52″W / 52.596159°N 2.014545°W / 52.596159; -2.014545.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Short Heath   Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway
Later Midland Railway
  North Walsall

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Station Name: Bentley". Disused Stations. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Bentley Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 30 March 2017.