Portobello railway station (Wolverhampton)

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Portobello
Location
PlacePortobello, Willenhall
AreaWolverhampton
Coordinates52°35′07″N 2°04′29″W / 52.5852°N 2.0747°W / 52.5852; -2.0747Coordinates: 52°35′07″N 2°04′29″W / 52.5852°N 2.0747°W / 52.5852; -2.0747
Grid referenceSO950985
Operations
Original companyGrand Junction Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1837Opened
1873Closed to passenger traffic
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

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 8 October 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