Wednesfield Heath railway station

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Wednesfield Heath
Location
Place Heath Town
Area Wolverhampton
Coordinates 52°35′40″N 2°06′23″W / 52.5944°N 2.1064°W / 52.5944; -2.1064Coordinates: 52°35′40″N 2°06′23″W / 52.5944°N 2.1064°W / 52.5944; -2.1064
Operations
Original company Grand Junction Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1837 Opened as Wolverhampton
1853 Closed
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
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Wednesfield Heath railway station was a station built on the Grand Junction Railway and opened on 4 July 1837 as Wolverhampton[1]: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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Drake, James (1838). Drake’s Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway (1838). Moorland Reprints. ISBN 0903485257.