Dunstall Park railway station

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Dunstall Park
Dunstall Park station geograph-2516514-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Down freight passing Dunstall Park station in 1958
Location
PlaceWolverhampton
AreaWolverhampton
Coordinates52°36′00″N 2°07′42″W / 52.5999°N 2.1282°W / 52.5999; -2.1282Coordinates: 52°36′00″N 2°07′42″W / 52.5999°N 2.1282°W / 52.5999; -2.1282
Grid referenceSJ914002
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1 December 1896Opened[1]
4 March 1968Closed[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

Dunstall Park railway station was a station north of Wolverhampton Low Level railway station on the Great Western Railway's London Paddington to Birkenhead via Birmingham Snow Hill line. The station opened on 1 December 1896.[2] Stafford Road engine shed and works and Oxley shed were nearby.[2] It saw high traffic due to the nearby Wolverhampton Racecourse but closed in 1968 when services between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury were switched to Wolverhampton High Level.

It was the first stop north from the Low Level station, and was served by local trains towards Shrewsbury, as well as those on the Wombourne Branch Line to Stourbridge.

The station site has since been demolished although freight and passenger trains still pass through the site. There is a bricked up pedestrian entrance and ramp to the former station.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Wolverhampton Low Level   Great Western Railway
"The Wombourne Branch" (1925-1932)
  Tettenhall
  Great Western Railway
Wolverhampton-Shrewsbury (1854-1968)
  Birches and Bilbrook

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Station Name: Dunstall Park". Disused Stations. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b Hendry, R. Preston; Hendry, R. Powell (1992). Paddington to the Mersey. Oxford Publishing Company. p. 89. ISBN 9780860934424. OCLC 877729237.

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