Granville Street railway station
Site of former station, over the cutting of the replacement line.
|Original company||Birmingham West Suburban Railway|
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Granville Street railway station was a railway station in Birmingham, England. It was the original terminus of the Midland Railway's Birmingham West Suburban Railway (BWSR). The station operated between 1876 and 1885. Although no known photographs of the station survive, it was described as having a single platform, with wooden buildings and a run around loop.
It was an isolated terminus, on the edge of the city-centre, with no connection to the rest of the railway network, and so the decision was taken to extend the BWSR into New Street station. As Granville Street was at a higher elevation than New Street, a new line had to be constructed alongside at a lower level, once this was complete, the station became redundant and closed. Most traces of the station were removed by 1887 when the now spur line was extended under the canal to create Central Goods railway station.
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- Boynton, John (1993). Rails Across The City, The Story of The Birmingham Cross City Line. Kidderminster: Mid England Books. ISBN 0-9522248-0-1.
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