Great Bridge South railway station

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Not to be confused with the nearby Great Bridge North railway station.
Great Bridge South
Location
Place Great Bridge
Area Sandwell
Coordinates 52°31′52″N 2°02′14″W / 52.5311°N 2.0371°W / 52.5311; -2.0371Coordinates: 52°31′52″N 2°02′14″W / 52.5311°N 2.0371°W / 52.5311; -2.0371
Grid reference SO975925
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
History
1866 Opened as Great Bridge[1]
1915 Closed[1]
1920 Reopened[1]
1950 Renamed as Great Bridge South[1]
1964 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Great Bridge South railway station was the only station on a link line between the South Staffordshire Line and the Birmingham Snow Hill-Wolverhampton Low Level Line. It was opened in 1866. As with a lot of passenger stations, it closed during the years of the First World War but reopened in 1920 and remained operational until British Rail closed the station through the Beeching Axe in 1964. The station site is now a housing estate.

Despite another station existing in Great Bridge from 1866, the station was not given the name of South until after nationalisation in 1950.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Swan Village   Great Western Railway
Later British Rail
Birmingham-Wolverhampton - Dudley Branch (1852-1964)
  Dudley Port

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Great Bridge South Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 31 March 2017.