Newton Road railway station

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Newton Road
Newton rd station roscoe-1839 g.JPG
The former Newton Road station
Location
PlaceWest Bromwich
AreaMetropolitan Borough of Sandwell
Coordinates52°32′23″N 1°57′49″W / 52.5396°N 1.9636°W / 52.5396; -1.9636Coordinates: 52°32′23″N 1°57′49″W / 52.5396°N 1.9636°W / 52.5396; -1.9636
Grid referenceSP025935
Operations
Original companyGrand Junction Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1837 (1837)Opened
1863Moved
1902Return to original site
1945Closure
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

Newton Road railway station was a station of the London and North Western Railway in Sandwell between West Bromwich and Great Barr, England. It lay between Hamstead and the later Tame Bridge Parkway stations on what is now known as the Chase Line.

As one of the original Grand Junction Railway stations, Newton Road opened in 1837,[1]:17 (at grid reference SP025935; 52°32′24″N 1°57′50″W / 52.5399°N 1.9639°W / 52.5399; -1.9639 (Newton Road railway station (1st))) but under subsequent LNWR control, it was deemed that a more suitable site should be found, and the station was shifted a short distance north-west along the track in 1863 to the junction of Ray Hall Lane with the railway (at grid reference SP022939; 52°32′38″N 1°58′04″W / 52.5439°N 1.9679°W / 52.5439; -1.9679 (Newton Road railway station (2nd)); a location now buried under the M5 motorway).

However, this move yielded few dividends in passenger numbers, so the station was shifted back near its original position on Newton Road in 1902, where it stayed until final closure in 1945.

Site of the 2nd Newton Road station
The site of the final Newton Road station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drake, James (1838). Drake’s Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway (1838). Moorland Reprints. ISBN 0903485257.

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Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Hamstead   Grand Junction Railway
Later London and North Western Railway
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