Brownhills Watling Street railway station

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Brownhills Watling Street
BrownhillsWatlingStreet.JPG
The station in the early 1900s
Location
PlaceBrownhills
AreaWalsall
Coordinates52°39′12″N 1°56′37″W / 52.6534°N 1.9436°W / 52.6534; -1.9436Coordinates: 52°39′12″N 1°56′37″W / 52.6534°N 1.9436°W / 52.6534; -1.9436
Grid referenceSK039061
Operations
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1 July 1884Opened as Brownhills[1]
2 June 1924Renamed as Brownhills Watling Street[1]
31 March 1930Closed to passengers[1]
1960Line closed[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Brownhills Watling Street railway station was a station on the Midland Railway in England. It was opened in 1884, closed in March 1930 for passenger use and the track was closed in 1960.[1][2]

It opened as simply Brownhills railway station, which was also the name of the other station within the town, which was operated by the London and North Western Railway on the South Staffordshire Line. The station was renamed in 1924.[1]

The branch line that the station was situated on was planned to access the colliery traffic[3] in the Cannock area and to link to the Cannock Chase and Wolverhampton Railway, and passenger traffic was a secondary consideration.

The line to the north of the station is now in use as part of the Chasewater Railway.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Walsall Wood   Midland Railway
Aldridge to Brownhills Branch
  Brownhills West (Midland Railway)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station Name: Brownhills Watling Street". Disused Stations. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Brownhills Watling Street Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Brownhills - Built on coal". David Hodgkinson. Retrieved 30 March 2017.