Willenhall Stafford Street railway station

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Willenhall Stafford Street
The overbridge where the railway ran underneath to Short Heath near Willenhall Stafford Street station..jpg
Location
PlaceWillenhall
AreaMetropolitan Borough of Walsall
Coordinates52°35′16″N 2°03′27″W / 52.5879°N 2.0576°W / 52.5879; -2.0576Coordinates: 52°35′16″N 2°03′27″W / 52.5879°N 2.0576°W / 52.5879; -2.0576
Grid referenceSO961989
Operations
Original companyWolverhampton and Walsall Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1 November 1872Opened[1]
5 January 1931Closed to passengers[1]
4 October 1965Closed[1]
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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Willenhall Stafford Street railway station was a station built by the Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway in 1872,[2] and was operated by the Midland Railway from 1876 onwards. It served the town of Willenhall, and was located to the north of the town centre. It was originally named Willenhall Market Place.

It was one of two railway stations in the town - the other being Willenhall Bilston Street.

The station closed in 1931.[2]

Station site today[edit]

All railway-related bridges, overbridges and small relics remain in situ between Wednesfield and to the north of Willenhall Stafford Street and are now used by motors and pedestrians but the trackbed to the north towards Short Heath where the former over bridge carried onto an embankment is fenced off and heavily overgrown and is still visible on Stringes Lane 52°35′26″N 2°02′40″W / 52.590474°N 2.044408°W / 52.590474; -2.044408.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Wednesfield   Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway
Later Midland Railway
  Short Heath

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Station Name: Willenhall Stafford Street". Disused Stations. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Willenhall Stafford Street Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 30 March 2017.