Rushall railway station (England)

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Rushall
Rushall.railway. Station.jpg
Site of the former station on 2013
Location
PlaceRushall
AreaWalsall
Coordinates52°36′25″N 1°58′06″W / 52.6069°N 1.9683°W / 52.6069; -1.9683Coordinates: 52°36′25″N 1°58′06″W / 52.6069°N 1.9683°W / 52.6069; -1.9683
Grid referenceSK022010
Operations
Original companySouth Staffordshire Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1849Opened[1]
1909Closed[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

Rushall railway station was a station on the South Staffordshire Line.

History[edit]

It was opened in 1849.[1] It was the first station to fall on the line, closing in 1909.[1] The station was built and served by the South Staffordshire Railway, which later became London, Midland and Scottish Railway (through amalgamation of the London and North Western Railway).

The station was situated on a level crossing in Harden Road, roughly on the border of Walsall and Bloxwich townships. Trains continued to pass through the site more than 70 years after the station's closure, with the line remaining open to goods trains until December 1983. It is preserved in case the railway line between Walsall and Lichfield reopens.

Station site today[edit]

All evidence of the former station site and the level crossing including the signal box have been wiped away by the former crossing forming part of Station and Harden Road. The trackbed on both ends are now pedestrian footpaths with the site of the level crossing now part of a road realignment. The southern end of the trackbed from Walsall to Rushall is the end of the footpath with the rest of the trackbed to Ryecroft Junction being heavily overgrown.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Pelsall   South Staffordshire Railway
Later LNWR, then LMS, finally BR
South Staffs Line (1849-1965)
  Walsall

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Rushall Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 30 March 2017.