Harborne railway station

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Harborne
Location
Place Harborne
Area Birmingham
Coordinates 52°27′36″N 1°57′07″W / 52.4600°N 1.9519°W / 52.4600; -1.9519Coordinates: 52°27′36″N 1°57′07″W / 52.4600°N 1.9519°W / 52.4600; -1.9519
Grid reference SP033846
Operations
Original company Harborne Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
10 August 1874 Opened[1]
26 November 1934 Closed to passengers[2]
1963 Closed to goods traffic[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Harborne railway station was a railway station in England, built by the Harborne Railway and operated by the London and North Western Railway in 1874.[3] In addition to the passenger facilities, there was a goods shed and sidings.

It was the terminus of the Harborne Railway, serving the Harborne area of Birmingham and was located just off Station Road. Although for twenty years the line was in the hands of the receiver, passenger traffic rose from six trains a day each way during the week, to twenty a day in 1897, and twenty-nine by 1910.

Originally a single line, the station included a runaround loop, with a turntable (removed in 1942)[4] at the head. It originally had only one platform; a second was added next to the loop in 1901, However, with the introduction of the Birmingham Corporation Tramways it was rarely used and was removed in 1911, with carriage sidings in its place.[5] There was a footbridge from the station, built in 1908 to the newly developed Harborne Estates.[6]

At the grouping in 1923 it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

The station closed to passenger traffic in 1934, though it was open to goods traffic until 1963. The last train was operated by the Stephenson Locomotive Society to commemorate the closure of the station on 4 November 1963.

There is no evidence of the station on the ground today, and the station site is in use by both industry and housing.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Harborne Railway
Harborne Branch Line
  Hagley Road

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harborne Station". Warwickshire Railways. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens. ISBN 9781852605087. OCLC 832733511. 
  3. ^ "Harborne Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Railway Magazine". October 1950. p. 652. OCLC 61515566. 
  5. ^ Preston Hendry, R.; Powell Hendry, R. (1982). An historical survey of selected LMS stations : layouts and illustrations. 2. Oxford Publishing. 
  6. ^ "Railway Magazine". October 1950. p. 653. OCLC 61515566.