West Bromwich railway station

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West Bromwich
West bromwich 1960s.jpg
Location
PlaceWest Bromwich
AreaSandwell
Coordinates52°31′01″N 1°59′43″W / 52.5170°N 1.9952°W / 52.5170; -1.9952Coordinates: 52°31′01″N 1°59′43″W / 52.5170°N 1.9952°W / 52.5170; -1.9952
Grid referenceSP004910
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1854Opened[1]
1972Closed[1]
1999Re-opened as West Bromwich Central Tram Stop
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
West Bromwich station site, now occupied by West Bromwich Central tram stop and the Midland Metro

West Bromwich railway station was a major intermediate station on the Great Western Railway's London Paddington to Birkenhead via Birmingham Snow Hill line. It opened in 1854[1] and served the town of West Bromwich in the English West Midlands. It was closed along with the line in 1972.[1]

Site Today[edit]

West Bromwich town centre's rail link with Birmingham was restored in 1999 with the opening of the Midland Metro station known as West Bromwich Central. It wasn't until building work for this project began in the late 1990s that the remaining heavy rail architecture was removed.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
The Hawthorns   Great Western Railway
Later British Rail
Birmingham-Wolverhampton (1854-1972)
  Swan Village

References[edit]

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