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
PlaceHandsworth Wood
AreaBirmingham
Coordinates52°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 referenceSP053904
Operations
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
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 8 November 2008.