Pensnett Halt railway station

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Pensnett Halt
Looking towards Pensnett Halt.jpg
Looking towards the site of Pensnett Halt from High Street road bridge.
Location
PlacePensnett
AreaDudley
Coordinates52°30′06″N 2°08′33″W / 52.5018°N 2.1425°W / 52.5018; -2.1425Coordinates: 52°30′06″N 2°08′33″W / 52.5018°N 2.1425°W / 52.5018; -2.1425
Grid referenceSO904893
Operations
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1925Opened[1]
1932Closed[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

Pensnett Halt was a small railway stop on the Wombourne Branch Line. It was opened by the Great Western Railway in 1925 and closed in 1932.[1] The halt served the small town of Pensnett.

The sidings around the station survived until about 1994, thanks to the Perrier distribution centre. The line north of these sidings has now been lifted.

The trackbed between Gornal Halt and Pensnett Halt has become a wasteland with the bridge that took the line under High Street and towards Tansy Green Road being fenced off and has since been overgrown. At one point, the line from Pensnett Halt to Brockmoor Halt railway station became a footpath but has since been hardly used and is now overgrown with only the single track that carried the line to Gornal Halt still in situ and a steep, dangerous footpath from Gibbons Lane.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pensnett Halt". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 31 March 2017.

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