Kings Heath railway station

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Kings Heath
Kings heath.jpg
Kings Heath Station in 1956 Looking towards Birmingham City Centre
Location
PlaceKings Heath
AreaBirmingham
Coordinates52°26′18″N 1°53′43″W / 52.4383°N 1.8952°W / 52.4383; -1.8952Coordinates: 52°26′18″N 1°53′43″W / 52.4383°N 1.8952°W / 52.4383; -1.8952
Grid referenceSP072822
Operations
Original companyBirmingham and Gloucester Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1840Opened as Moseley
1 November 1867Renamed Kings Heath
27 January 1941Closed
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

Kings Heath railway station was a railway station in Kings Heath, Birmingham, England.

History[edit]

The station was built on the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway's Camp Hill Line, and operated between 1840 and 1941. On opening, it was known as Moseley Station. On the opening of Moseley station in 1867, the station was renamed.[1]

The station finally closed to passengers on 27 January 1941[2] due to the Second World War,[3] although it was used for freight into the 1960s. It was demolished at some point thereafter.[4]

Station masters[edit]

  • G. Potter 1860 - 1872
  • W. Sibley 1872 - 1874
  • A. Nowell 1874 - 1875
  • H. Wells 1875 - 1877
  • George Stroud 1877 - 1904
  • John H. Brayne 1904 - 1914 - ????
  • J.W. Varty 1930 - 1936[5]
  • Harry Snary 1937[6] - 1941 - ???? (formerly station master at Gretton and Harringworth. Also station master at Hazelwell from 1937)

Future[edit]

Proposals have been made to re-open the station, along with others on the Camp Hill Line, for passenger use.[7][8]

In 2019, the project to re-open the stations at Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell received £15 million in Government funding, with construction due to start in 2020 and aimed for completion in time for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.[9]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Hazelwell   Midland Railway
Camp Hill Line
  Moseley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Midland Railway. Opening of the new station at Moseley". Birmingham Daily Gazette. England. 30 October 1867. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "Five Birmingham Station to Close". Coventry Evening Telegraph. England. 22 January 1941. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "Kings Heath Station". Rail Around Birmingham. 2004. Retrieved 8 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Kings Heath Station". Rail Around Birmingham & the West Midlands.
  5. ^ "Stationmaster's Death". Birmingham Daily Gazette. England. 4 August 1936. Retrieved 27 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Stationmasters' Appointments". Market Harborough Advertiser and Midland Mail. England. 1 January 1937. Retrieved 27 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Rail Development Strategy" (PDF). West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  8. ^ "Rail passenger lines considered". BBC News. 19 August 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  9. ^ "Birmingham railway station project receives £15m funding". BBC. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.