Stourbridge Basin

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Stourbridge Basin
Location
Place Stourbridge
Area Dudley
Grid reference SO900848
Operations
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway, then British Rail
Post-grouping Great Western Railway, then British Rail
Platforms 0
History
1879 Opened
1967 Axed
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
Stourbridge Town
branch line
Stourbridge Basin
Stourbridge Town
to Birmingham
Stourbridge Junction
to Worcester

Stourbridge Basin was a canal basin at the end of the Stourbridge Branch Line in Stourbridge, West Midlands, England. It was built in the 1850s. The last 700 yards (640 m) of the line were used for goods traffic only, to the basin where goods could be interchanged with the terminus of the Stourbridge Canal.

Axed[edit]

The stretch of line between here and the town station was closed in 1967 (after surviving the Beeching Axe) and the bridges over Foster Street and Birmingham Street were demolished, severing the link. The interchange area, including the portion of the canal east of Stourbridge High Street (A491 road), was then redeveloped as an industrial estate.

A further stretch of line was closed, when Stourbridge Town station was moved back some yards. A bus station was built on the land thus recovered.

The rest of the line survives to this day at the urban railhead.

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Coordinates: 52°27′40″N 2°08′55″W / 52.46105°N 2.14861°W / 52.46105; -2.14861