West Bromwich railway station

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West Bromwich
Location
Place West Bromwich
Area Sandwell
Coordinates 52°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 reference SP004910
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1854 Opened[1]
1972 Closed[1]
1999 Re-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 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.