Himley railway station

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Himley
Himley station site, only the platform remains and is now a picnic site..jpg
Himley station site, only the platform remains and is now a picnic site
Location
PlaceHimley
AreaSouth Staffordshire
Coordinates52°31′06″N 2°11′15″W / 52.5182°N 2.1875°W / 52.5182; -2.1875Coordinates: 52°31′06″N 2°11′15″W / 52.5182°N 2.1875°W / 52.5182; -2.1875
Grid referenceSO873911
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2 platforms built but only 1 used
History
1925Opened[1]
1932Closed[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
Himley station, circa 1930. Track was never laid on the Eastern platform.

Himley was a station on the Wombourne Branch Line. Unlike other stops along the route, it was deemed worthy of full station status. It was opened by the Great Western Railway in 1925 and closed in 1932. It served the community around Himley Hall.

A picnic area now stands on the site of the station.[citation needed] It is also part of the South Staffordshire Railway Walk but is the final stretch of track still in situ as after the site is a landfill site.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Wombourn   Great Western Railway
"The Wombourne Branch" (1925-1932)
  Gornal Halt

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Himley Station". Rail Around Birmingham & the West Midlands. Retrieved 29 March 2017.

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