Newton Road railway station

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Newton Road
Newton rd station roscoe-1839 g.JPG
From The Book of the Grand Junction Railway, Thomas Roscoe, 1839
Location
Place West Bromwich
Area Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell
Coordinates 52°32′23″N 1°57′49″W / 52.5396°N 1.9636°W / 52.5396; -1.9636Coordinates: 52°32′23″N 1°57′49″W / 52.5396°N 1.9636°W / 52.5396; -1.9636
Grid reference SP025935
Operations
Original company Grand Junction Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1837 (1837) Opened
1863 Moved
1902 Return to original site
1945 Closure
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

Newton Road railway station was a station of the London and North Western Railway in Sandwell between West Bromwich and Great Barr, England. It lay between Hamstead and the later Tame Bridge Parkway stations on the Chase Line.

As one of the original Grand Junction Railway stations, Newton Road opened in 1837[1]:17 (at grid reference SP025935; 52°32′24″N 1°57′50″W / 52.5399°N 1.9639°W / 52.5399; -1.9639 (Newton Road railway station (1st))) but under subsequent LNWR control, it was deemed that a more suitable site should be found, and the station was shifted a short distance north-west along the track in 1863 to the junction of Ray Hall Lane with the railway (at grid reference SP022939; 52°32′38″N 1°58′04″W / 52.5439°N 1.9679°W / 52.5439; -1.9679 (Newton Road railway station (2nd)); a location now buried under the M5 motorway).

However, this move yielded few dividends in passenger numbers, so the station was shifted back near its original position on Newton Road in 1902, where it stayed until final closure in 1945.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drake, James (1838). Drake’s Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway (1838). Moorland Reprints. ISBN 0903485257. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Hamstead   Grand Junction Railway
Later London and North Western Railway
  Bescot Stadium