Tipton Five Ways railway station

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Tipton Five Ways
Location
Place Tipton
Area Sandwell
Coordinates 52°31′46″N 2°04′45″W / 52.5294°N 2.0791°W / 52.5294; -2.0791Coordinates: 52°31′46″N 2°04′45″W / 52.5294°N 2.0791°W / 52.5294; -2.0791
Grid reference SO947923
Operations
Original company Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
History
1853 Opened as Tipton[1]
1950 Renamed as Tipton Five Ways[1]
1962 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

Tipton Five Ways railway station was a station built by the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway, serving the town of Tipton in the western section near the border with Coseley for 88 years from 1853.[1]

The 'Five Ways' tag was only added in 1950 - to avoid confusion with Tipton Owen Street. It was situated on the Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton Line. The station eventually closed in 1962, though the line remained open until 22 September 1968.[2] The station buildings were demolished soon after closure.

The station site was developed in 2001/02 with new housing, which made use of most of the track bed been Sedgley Road West and Birmingham New Road. The overbridges at both ends of this section of the railway were demolished at this time.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Princes End and Coseley   Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Later Great Western Railway, then British Rail
Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton (1852-1962)
  Dudley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Tipton Five Ways Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Great Western Railway". Wolverhampton History & Heritage Website. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2007). Stourbridge to Wolverhampton. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 91-92. ISBN 9781906008161. OCLC 261924375.