Portobello railway station

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For the former Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway Portobello station in Edinburgh, see Portobello (E&DR) railway station. For the former North British Railway Portobello station in Edinburgh, see Portobello (NBR) railway station.
Portobello
Location
Place Portobello, Willenhall
Area Wolverhampton
Coordinates 52°35′08″N 2°04′33″W / 52.5855°N 2.0758°W / 52.5855; -2.0758Coordinates: 52°35′08″N 2°04′33″W / 52.5855°N 2.0758°W / 52.5855; -2.0758
Operations
Original company Grand Junction Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1837 Opened
1873 Closed to passenger traffic
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

Portobello railway station was a station built on the Grand Junction Railway in 1837.[1] It served the Portobello area of Willenhall, and was located near to the level crossing on Noose Lane

The station closed in 1873 due to being unprofitable.[2] The lines through the station are in use today as part of the Walsall to Wolverhampton Line.

There have been recent proposals to examine reopening of the station,[3] along with Willenhall Bilston Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portobello Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. 
  2. ^ "The History of Portobello". University of Wolverhampton. Archived from the original on October 8, 2006. 
  3. ^ "(untitled)". West Midlands Local Transport Plan. [dead link]


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wolverhampton High Level   London and North Western Railway
Walsall to Wolverhampton Line
  Willenhall Bilston Street
Wednesfield Heath   Grand Junction Railway