Willenhall Bilston Street railway station
|Willenhall Bilston Street|
Site of former station
|Area||Metropolitan Borough of Walsall|
|Original company||Grand Junction Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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Willenhall Bilston Street railway station was a station built on the Grand Junction Railway in 1837.:22 It served the town of Willenhall, and was located just to the south of the town centre. It was one of two railway stations in the town - the other being Willenhall Stafford Street.
There were proposals within the West Midlands Local Transport plan to reopen the station for passenger traffic, but these have been shelved. In December 2016 as part of the New Station Fund 2 project the West Midlands County Council put proposals in to reopen the station to passenger services.. Andy Street pledged in his mayoral campaign to reopen the station, however there is still no timeline. 
In March 2018, the station was awarded funding to reopen and would be the first time Willenhall has had a rail connection in over 40 years. Transport minister Chris Grayling has confirmed it will reopen.
It is currently planned that the station will reopen to passengers in December 2021.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Portobello||Walsall to Wolverhampton Line
earlier Grand Junction Railway
|Darlaston James Bridge|
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- "New Stations Fund (second round)". Proposed Railway Schemes. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
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- "New railway station for Willenhall in Walsall?". Walsall Advertiser. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2017.[permanent dead link]
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- "West Midlands Strategic Transport Plan". Retrieved 11 September 2017.
- Preece, Ashley. "Green light for new train station between Walsall and Wolverhampton". Birmingham Live. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
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