Swan Village railway station

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Swan Village
Location
Place Swan Village
Area Sandwell
Coordinates 52°31′42″N 2°00′36″W / 52.5284°N 2.0101°W / 52.5284; -2.0101Coordinates: 52°31′42″N 2°00′36″W / 52.5284°N 2.0101°W / 52.5284; -2.0101
Grid reference SO994922
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
History
1854 Opened[1]
1972 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Swan Village railway station was an intermediate station on the Great Western Railway's London (Paddington) to Birkenhead via Birmingham (Snow Hill) line. It was opened in 1854.[1] It was the junction station where the Dudley Branch of the line diverged from the main line. The Dudley branch closed in 1964 as part of the Beeching Axe, but Swan Village remained open until 1972 and the closure of the main line.[1] A level crossing was situated at one end of the station, and Black Lake tram stop on the Midland Metro route is situated on the other side of this crossing.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
West Bromwich   Great Western Railway
Later British Rail
Birmingham-Wolverhampton (1854-1972)
  Wednesbury Central
  Great Western Railway
Later British Rail
Birmingham-Wolverhampton Dudley Branch (1854-1964)
  Great Bridge South

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Swan Village Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 31 March 2017.