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Brownhills railway station

This article is about the disused station on the South Staffordshire Line. For the other disused station in Brownhills operated by the Midland Railway, see Brownhills Watling Street railway station.
Brownhills
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A train passes through Brownhills in 1909
Location
Place Brownhills
Area Walsall
Coordinates

52°38′56″N 1°56′06″W / 52.6489°N 1.9351°W / 52.6489; -1.9351Coordinates: 52°38′56″N 1°56′06″W / 52.6489°N 1.9351°W / 52.6489; -1.9351

Operations
Original company South Staffordshire Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1849 Opened
1965 Closed
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
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Brownhills railway station was a station on the South Staffordshire Line in England. It was opened in 1849. It closed as part of the Beeching Axe in 1965. The station was built and served by the South Staffordshire Railway, which later became London, Midland and Scottish Railway (through amalgamation of the London and North Western Railway).

Unlike Wednesbury and Great Bridge further up the line, this station was never assigned another name when a second station was opened by the Midland Railway - however that station was renamed to Brownhills Watling Street after opening. This station was open for 50 years, while the South Staffordshire Railway's incarnation was open for 115 years.

This was one of the three moderately used stations closed on this route that remained open beyond the closure of the South Staffordshire route as part of the Burton-Wolverhampton line that fell, also as part of the Beeching Axe, less than a year later. Goods trains continued to pass through the site until December 1983, when the line was completely closed. The track was lifted in 1985.

|- style="text-align: center;" | style="border-top:solid 1px gray; "| Hammerwich | style="background:#330033; border-top:solid 1px gray; " |   | style="text-align: center; border-top:solid 1px gray; "|South Staffordshire Railway
Later LNWR, then LMS, finally BR
South Staffs Line (1849-1965) | style="background:#330033;border-top:solid 1px gray; " |   | style="border-top:solid 1px gray; "|Pelsall |}

References

  • Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Brownhills railway station


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