Handsworth Wood railway station

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Handsworth Wood
Handsworth Wood Station (site of) - geograph.org.uk - 1671644.jpg
The site in 2010
Location
Place Handsworth Wood
Area Birmingham
Coordinates 52°30′43″N 1°55′17″W / 52.5120°N 1.9215°W / 52.5120; -1.9215Coordinates: 52°30′43″N 1°55′17″W / 52.5120°N 1.9215°W / 52.5120; -1.9215
Grid reference SP053904
Operations
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1896 (1896) Opened[1]
1941 (1941) Closed[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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
1925 LMS Birmingham to Handsworth Wood Third Class Child Railway Ticket

Handsworth Wood railway station was a railway station in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, England, on the London and North Western Railway's rail link between the Chase Line and the West Coast Main Line. The station operated between 1896 and 1941, and like neighbouring station Soho Road, closed during the Second World War.[1] as a result of decreasing use by passengers who possibly found the new 16 bus route more convenient.

The station site lies in a cutting through Handsworth Park, adjacent to St. Mary's Church.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Soho Road   London and North Western Railway
Soho Junction to Perry Barr Junction
  Hamstead
or Perry Barr
Chase Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Handsworth Wood Station". Rail Around Birmingham. 2004. Retrieved 2008-11-08.