Princes End and Coseley railway station

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Princes End and Coseley
Princes end &coseley 1962.jpg
Location
PlacePrinces End
AreaSandwell
Coordinates52°32′29″N 2°04′22″W / 52.5413°N 2.0729°W / 52.5413; -2.0729Coordinates: 52°32′29″N 2°04′22″W / 52.5413°N 2.0729°W / 52.5413; -2.0729
Grid referenceSO951937
Operations
Original companyOxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1853Opened as Princes End[1]
1936Renamed as Princes End & Coseley[1]
1962Closed[1]
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
Princes End and Coseley station site, now a public footpath

Princes End and Coseley railway station was a station built by the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway in 1853.[1] It was one of two stations in Princes End, but was situated closer to Coseley, which influenced the decision in 1936 to add the 'and Coseley' tag on the end of the station name. It was situated on the Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton Line. The station eventually closed in 1962, along with the passenger services along the line, although the line remained open to goods trains until 22 September 1968.[2]

The site of the station is now a small nature walk. The other side towards Tipton Five Ways has been filled in and is now mostly occupied by housing and industrial outlets.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Daisy Bank   Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Later Great Western Railway, then British Rail
Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton (1852-1962)
  Tipton Five Ways

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Princes End & Coseley Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  2. ^ "The Great Western Railway". Wolverhampton History & Heritage Website. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012.

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