Dunstall Park railway station

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Dunstall Park
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Down freight passing Dunstall Park station in 1958
Location
Place Wolverhampton
Area Wolverhampton
Coordinates 52°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 reference SJ914002
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 December 1896 Opened[1]
4 March 1968 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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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.

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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