Soho and Winson Green railway station

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Soho & Winson Green
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The station in March 1967
Location
PlaceSoho, Birmingham
AreaSandwell & Birmingham
Coordinates52°29′49″N 1°55′50″W / 52.4970°N 1.9306°W / 52.4970; -1.9306Coordinates: 52°29′49″N 1°55′50″W / 52.4970°N 1.9306°W / 52.4970; -1.9306
Grid referenceSP048887
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms4
History
14 November 1854Opened as Soho[1]
1893Renamed as Soho and Winson Green[1]
14 June 1965Renamed as Winson Green[1]
6 March 1972Closed[1]
1999Soho Benson Road tram stop built on site of station.
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Soho & Winson Green was an intermediate station on the Great Western Railway's London Paddington to Birkenhead via Birmingham Snow Hill line, serving the Soho and Winson Green areas. Opened in 1854 as "Soho" station, its name was changed to "Soho and Winson Green" in May 1893, and finally to "Winson Green" on 14 June 1965, following the closure of a nearby station of that name. It was elaborately decorated and had 4 platforms. In 1972, the station closed,[2] along with the entire line.

Soho Benson Road tram stop now sits upon the former station site, as part of the Midland Metro light-rail system.

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Hockley   Great Western Railway
Later British Rail
Birmingham-Wolverhampton (1854-1972)
  Handsworth and Smethwick

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Station Name: Winson Green". Disused Stations. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Soho & Winson Green Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 1 April 2017.

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