North Walsall railway station

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North Walsall
Location
Place Walsall
Area Metropolitan Borough of Walsall
Coordinates 52°35′52″N 1°59′18″W / 52.5977°N 1.9884°W / 52.5977; -1.9884Coordinates: 52°35′52″N 1°59′18″W / 52.5977°N 1.9884°W / 52.5977; -1.9884
Grid reference SP008999
Operations
Original company Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 November 1872 Opened[1]
13 July 1925 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

North Walsall railway station was a station built by the Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway in 1872, and was operated by the Midland Railway from 1876 onwards. It served the north of Walsall, and was located west of Bloxwich Road.[2]

The station closed in 1925,[3] although the railway serving it remained open for a further 57 years, serving Birchills Power Station until its closure in October 1982, when the line closed.

In 2011, a plan was submitted to Walsall Council to fill in the cutting between Walsall and North Walsall before the bridge that once crossed over the M6. In 2016, the plan was agreed and the work began to fill in the cutting while it would possibly be reopened as a footpath.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Bentley   Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway
Later Midland Railway
  Walsall
  Midland Railway
Sutton Park Line
  Aldridge

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Station Name: North Walsall". Disused Stations. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Walsall: Communications". British History Online. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "North Walsall Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 30 March 2017.