Bilston Central railway station

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Bilston Central
Bilston Central Station - geograph.org.uk - 1798782.jpg
The station before closure in 1962
Location
PlaceBilston
AreaWolverhampton
Coordinates52°33′53″N 2°04′22″W / 52.5646°N 2.0729°W / 52.5646; -2.0729Coordinates: 52°33′53″N 2°04′22″W / 52.5646°N 2.0729°W / 52.5646; -2.0729
Grid referenceSO951963
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
History
14 November 1854Opened[1]
4 March 1972Closed to passengers[1]
6 March 1972Closed[1]
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Bilston Central railway station was a station on the London Paddington to Birkenhead via Birmingham Snow Hill line. It was built in 1854 and served the town of Bilston in the West Midlands. It closed in 1972,[2] with the end of passenger services on the Snow Hill and the line to Wolverhampton, although goods trains continued to pass through the site of the station until this section of the line was closed in January 1983. It saw a second incarnation when a Midland Metro stop of the same name was opened a few hundred yards away in May 1999.

Gallery[edit]

The station after closure in 1978
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Bradley and Moxley
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Birmingham-Wolverhampton
  Priestfield
Line and station closed

References[edit]

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