Central Goods railway station

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Central Goods
Birmingham Worcester Wharf Central Goods Depot OS map 2nd edition 1905 showing canals rail tunnels and Central Goods and New Street stations.jpg
1905 map of Birmingham with tunnels and Central Goods Depot in relation to New Street Station.
Location
PlaceBirmingham City Centre
AreaBirmingham
Coordinates52°28′37″N 1°54′18″W / 52.4769°N 1.9050°W / 52.4769; -1.9050Coordinates: 52°28′37″N 1°54′18″W / 52.4769°N 1.9050°W / 52.4769; -1.9050
Grid referenceSP065865
Operations
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1 July 1887 (1887-07-01)Opened as Worcester Wharf[1]
31 May 1892Name changed to Central Goods[1]
6 March 1967 (1967-03-06)Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Central Goods railway station was a goods-only railway station in central Birmingham, England, on a spur connected to the Birmingham West Suburban Railway. The station was opened by the Midland Railway on 1 July 1887, initially with facilities to handle 375 wagons. The depot was expanded gradually over the next fifteen years. It was originally known as Worcester Wharf due to it being located next to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, its name was changed on 31 May 1892.[1]

In 1923 the depot was taken over by the newly amalgamated London, Midland and Scottish Railway, and in 1948 by the nationalised British Railways (later British Rail).

From the 1940s onwards, competition from road transport led to a decline in the use of rail freight. In its later years, the depot mostly handled parcels traffic. It eventually closed on 6 March 1967. The spur line leading to it was permanently closed two years later.[1][2]

The site is now occupied by Axis House, formerly Stanier House, a British Rail office building.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Birmingham Central Goods Station". Warwickshire Railways. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Central Goods Station". Rail Around Birmingham. 2004. Retrieved 8 November 2008.