Handsworth and Smethwick railway station

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Handsworth and Smethwick
Handsworth&S 51967 copy.jpg
May 1967
Location
Place Handsworth
Area City of Birmingham
Coordinates 52°30′08″N 1°57′11″W / 52.5022°N 1.9530°W / 52.5022; -1.9530Coordinates: 52°30′08″N 1°57′11″W / 52.5022°N 1.9530°W / 52.5022; -1.9530
Grid reference SP033893
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway (Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Dudley Railway)
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 4
History
14 November 1854 (1854-11-14) Opened as Handsworth and Smethwick
6 March 1972 Closed
1999 Reopened as Handsworth, Booth Street
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Handsworth & Smethwick was an intermediate station on the Great Western Railway's London (Paddington) to Birkenhead via Birmingham (Snow Hill) line. It was opened in 1854.[1]

The station's architecture was reminiscent of that of other stations and was almost exactly the same as Wednesbury and West Bromwich stations.

The station closed in 1972[1] with the line and much of the site was demolished.

Site today[edit]

In 1999, Handsworth Booth Street tram stop was opened on the site of the station, as part of the Midland Metro line. The only signs of the original building are the station toilets, whose doorways are blocked up, on Booth Street.

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Soho and Winson Green
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Birmingham-Wolverhampton
  The Hawthorns
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Birmingham-Stourbridge
  Smethwick West
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Handsworth & Smethwick Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  • Bartholomew's Pocket Atlas and Guide to Birmingham. Edinburgh: John Bartholomew' & Son Ltd. 1949. p. 19.  (for coordinates)

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