Hazelwell railway station

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Hazelwell Station, near Kings Heath, Birmingham - geograph.org.uk - 1604802.jpg
The remains of Hazelwell Railway Station in 1979
LocationHazelwell, City of Birmingham
Coordinates52°25′51″N 1°54′28″W / 52.4308°N 1.9078°W / 52.4308; -1.9078Coordinates: 52°25′51″N 1°54′28″W / 52.4308°N 1.9078°W / 52.4308; -1.9078
Grid referenceSP063814
Other information
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 January 1903Opened
27 January 1941Closed

Hazelwell railway station was a railway station on the Camp Hill Line in Birmingham, England. It then became the home of Birmingham Model Railway Club from 1963 until 1980.


It was built in 1902, between the existing Kings Heath and Lifford stations.[1] The station cost £20,000 (equivalent to £2,163,500 in 2019)[2] to build and opened on 1 January 1903.[3] It was built to serve the Priory Estate which comprised 150 acres (61 ha).

Originally the station sat at a level crossing with a footbridge for pedestrians. In 1928, Herbert H. Humphries, Birmingham City Council City Engineer and Surveyor, invited tenders for the construction of the Cartland Road bridge over the railway at Hazelwell.[4]

The station closed on 27 January 1941,[5] when passenger services were withdrawn from the line due to "wartime economy measures", and was not reopened.[1] The line remained open for freight and is also used for some longer distance passenger services.

Station masters[edit]

  • E. Coleman 1903 - ????
  • Mr. Moulton 1930 - 1931[6] (afterwards station master at Alrewas)
  • Harry Snary 1937[7] - 1941 (formerly station master at Gretton and Harringworth. Also station master at King's Heath from 1937)


In 2019, the project to re-open the stations at Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell received £15m in Government funding, with construction due to start in 2020 and aimed for completion in time for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.[8]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Lifford   Midland Railway
Camp Hill Line
  Kings Heath


  1. ^ a b Doherty, Andrew. "Hazelwell Station". Rail Around Birmingham & the West Midlands. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  2. ^ UK Retail Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Clark, Gregory (2017). "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ "West Midlands Miscellany". Worcestershire Chronicle. England. 3 January 1903. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "City of Birmingham. To Bridge Contractors". Birmingham Daily Gazette. England. 31 May 1928. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Five Birmingham Station to Close". Coventry Evening Telegraph. England. 22 January 1941. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Promotion for Stationmaster". Lichfield Mercury. England. 12 November 1937. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Stationmasters' Appointments". Market Harborough Advertiser and Midland Mail. England. 1 January 1937. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "Birmingham railway station project receives £15 million funding". BBC. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.