Wednesfield railway station

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Wednesfield
The site of Wednesfield railway station, now the Wednesfield Way..jpg
The former station site at Wednesfield, now the Wednesfield Way.
Location
PlaceWednesfield
AreaWolverhampton
Coordinates52°35′44″N 2°04′53″W / 52.5955°N 2.0814°W / 52.5955; -2.0814Coordinates: 52°35′44″N 2°04′53″W / 52.5955°N 2.0814°W / 52.5955; -2.0814
Grid referenceSO945997
Operations
Original companyWolverhampton and Walsall Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1872Opened[1]
1931Closed to passengers
1983Closed to all 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 railway station was a station built by the Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway in 1872, and was operated by the Midland Railway from 1876 onwards. It served the Wednesfield area of Wolverhampton, and was located near to Neachells Lane.

The station closed in 1931.[1] Although the line remained in use until the 1980s for the goods depot in Wednesfield and nearby factories.

Station site today[edit]

All evidence of the former station site and trackbed have been wiped away with redevelopment in the area and the Wednesfield Way from Neachells Lane towards Bentley Bridge Retail Park utilizes some of the trackbed. All evidence of the railway has long vanished other than the bridge supports to the north west although they now form a canal and pedestrian walkway.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Heath Town   Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway
Later Midland Railway
  Willenhall Stafford Street

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wednesfield station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 30 March 2017.