Wednesfield Heath railway station
|Original company||Grand Junction Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1837||Opened as Wolverhampton|
|1855||Reopened as Wedenesfield Heath|
|1873||Closed to passenger traffic|
|1965||Closed to goods traffic|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Wednesfield Heath railway station was a station built on the Grand Junction Railway and opened on 4 July 1837 as Wolverhampton:23 (often signposted as Wednesfield Heath for Wolverhampton). It was the first railway station serving the town (now city) of Wolverhampton, and was located around a mile to the east of the city centre within the suburb of Heath Town, on Station Road (also known as Powell Street). It was designated as a First Class station.
The station was closed in 1853, when it was replaced by a more central station, originally known as Wolverhampton Queen Street. It reopened again two years later, renamed Wednesfield Heath.
The station was closed to passengers by the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1873. The station remained open for goods traffic until 1965 when the station was demolished - leaving only part of the northbound platform extant. Part of the area is now a nature reserve, called Station Fields.
The lines through the station are in use today as a bypass for Wolverhampton.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Bushbury||Grand Junction Railway||Portobello|
- Boynton, John, Rails Around Walsall, (1996), Mid England Books, ISBN 0-9522248-3-6
- Wolverhampton Railway Gazette
- Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Wednesfield Heath railway station
- Evans Family page
- Wolverhampton History and Heritage Society: Wednesfield Heath station
- A History of Manufacturing in Wolverhampton
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