Central Goods railway station
1905 map of Birmingham with tunnels and Central Goods Depot in relation to New Street Station.
|Place||Birmingham City Centre|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 July 1887||Opened as Worcester Wharf|
|31 May 1892||Name changed to Central Goods|
|6 March 1967||Closed|
|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.
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.
The site is now occupied by Axis House, formerly Stanier House, a British Rail office building.
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