Wednesbury Central railway station

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This article is about the disused station operated by the Great Western Railway. For the other disused station in Wednesbury operated by the London and North Western Railway, see Wednesbury Town railway station.
Wednesbury Central
Location
Place Wednesbury
Area Sandwell
Coordinates 52°32′58″N 2°01′36″W / 52.5494°N 2.0267°W / 52.5494; -2.0267Coordinates: 52°32′58″N 2°01′36″W / 52.5494°N 2.0267°W / 52.5494; -2.0267
Grid reference SO982946
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1854 Opened as Wednesbury[1]
1950 Renamed as Wednesbury Central[1]
1972 Closed[1]
1999 Re-opened as Wednesbury Great Western Street tram stop
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Shunting operations at Wednesbury in 1962

Wednesbury Central railway station was a major intermediate station on the Great Western Railway's London (Paddington) to Birkenhead via Birmingham (Snow Hill) line. It was opened as Wednesbury in 1854[1] and was one of two stations serving Wednesbury in the West Midlands. It was renamed to Wednesbury Central in 1950 following nationalisation.[1] It closed along with the Birmingham to Wolverhampton section of the line in 1972.

Site Today[edit]

The site is now used by the Midland Metro as Wednesbury Great Western Street tram stop.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Swan Village
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Birmingham-Wolverhampton
  Bradley and Moxley
Line and station closed

References[edit]

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