Monument Lane railway station

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Monument Lane
Monument Road Station site of.jpg
Site of station — central platform ran between tracks
Location
Place Ladywood
Area Birmingham
Coordinates 52°28′56″N 1°55′29″W / 52.4822°N 1.9247°W / 52.4822; -1.9247Coordinates: 52°28′56″N 1°55′29″W / 52.4822°N 1.9247°W / 52.4822; -1.9247
Grid reference SP052871
Operations
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
July 1854 Opened[1]
1886 Resited[1]
17 November 1958 Closed[2]
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
1888-9 map of location of the former station

Monument Lane railway station was a railway station in England, built by the London and North Western Railway on their Stour Valley Line in 1854. It served the Ladywood area of Birmingham, and was also the site of a large goods yard and a locomotive shed.[3] In 1886, a new station was opened just north of the first station.

The station closed in 1958,[4] although the Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line loop from the West Coast Main Line still runs through the site of the station today. Monument Lane goods yard was adjacent to the East, as was an engine shed with turntable.

There is some evidence of the station on the ground today, as there is a gap in the tracks running currently through the site at the location of an island platform.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Winson Green   London and North Western Railway
Stour Valley Line
  Birmingham New Street
Icknield Port Road   Harborne Railway
Harborne Branch Line
  Birmingham New Street

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Station Name: Monument Lane (1st)". Disused Stations. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Station Name: Monument Lane (2nd)". Disused Stations. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Monument Lane Station". Warwickshire Railways. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Monument Lane Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 1 April 2017.