Hazelwell railway station

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Hazelwell
Hazelwell Station, near Kings Heath, Birmingham - geograph.org.uk - 1604802.jpg
The remains of Hazelwell Railway Station in 1979
Location
PlaceHazelwell
AreaCity of Birmingham
Coordinates52°25′51″N 1°54′28″W / 52.4308°N 1.9078°W / 52.4308; -1.9078Coordinates: 52°25′51″N 1°54′28″W / 52.4308°N 1.9078°W / 52.4308; -1.9078
Grid referenceSP063814
Operations
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1 January 1903Opened
27 January 1941Closed
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

Hazelwell railway station was a railway station on the Camp Hill Line in Birmingham, England.

History[edit]

It was built in 1902, between the existing Kings Heath and Lifford stations.[1] The station cost £20,000 (equivalent to £2,163,500 in 2019)[2] to build and opened on 1 January 1903.[3] It was built to serve the Priory Estate which comprised 150 acres (61 ha).

Originally the station sat at a level crossing with a footbridge for pedestrians. In 1928, Herbert H. Humphries, Birmingham City Council City Engineer and Surveyor, invited tenders for the construction of the Cartland Road bridge over the railway at Hazelwell.[4]

The station closed on 27 January 1941,[5] when passenger services were withdrawn from the line due to "wartime economy measures", and was not reopened.[1] The line remained open for freight and is also used for some longer distance passenger services.

Station masters[edit]

  • E. Coleman 1903 - ????
  • Mr. Moulton 1930 - 1931[6] (afterwards station master at Alrewas)
  • Harry Snary 1937[7] - 1941 (formerly station master at Gretton and Harringworth. Also station master at King’s Heath from 1937)

Future[edit]

In 2019, the project to re-open the stations at Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell received £15m in Government funding, with construction due to start in 2020 and aimed for completion in time for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.[8]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Lifford   Midland Railway
Camp Hill Line
  Kings Heath

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Doherty, Andrew. "Hazelwell Station". Rail Around Birmingham & the West Midlands. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  2. ^ UK Retail Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Clark, Gregory (2017). "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ "West Midlands Miscellany". Worcestershire Chronicle. England. 3 January 1903. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "City of Birmingham. To Bridge Contractors". Birmingham Daily Gazette. England. 31 May 1928. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Five Birmingham Station to Close". Coventry Evening Telegraph. England. 22 January 1941. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Promotion for Stationmaster". Lichfield Mercury. England. 12 November 1937. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Stationmasters' Appointments". Market Harborough Advertiser and Midland Mail. England. 1 January 1937. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "Birmingham railway station project receives £15 million funding". BBC. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.