Soho Road railway station

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Soho Road
Location
Place Handsworth
Area Birmingham
Coordinates 52°30′06″N 1°55′41″W / 52.5016°N 1.9281°W / 52.5016; -1.9281Coordinates: 52°30′06″N 1°55′41″W / 52.5016°N 1.9281°W / 52.5016; -1.9281
Grid reference SP049892
Operations
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 April 1889 Opened[1]
1941 Closed[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

Soho Road railway station was a railway station in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, England, on the London and North Western Railway's rail link between the Chase Line and the West Coast Main Line. The station operated between 1889 and 1941.[1]

The station never attracted many passengers, as it competed with the nearby Great Western Railway station Soho and Winson Green, which was on a more direct route to Birmingham. Like neighbouring station Handsworth Wood, it was closed as an economy measure during the Second World War, and never re-opened. The line however still operates today.[2]

A short distance to the south-east of the station was a short spur, which led to Soho Pool goods station.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Handsworth Wood   London and North Western Railway
Soho Junction to Perry Barr Junction
  Soho
or Winson Green
Stour Valley Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Soho Road Station". Warwickshire Railways. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Soho Road Station". Rail Around Birmingham. 2004. Retrieved 8 November 2008.