Pelsall railway station

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Pelsall
Pelsall station site.jpg
Pelsall railway station site in 2018.
Location
PlacePelsall
AreaWalsall
Coordinates52°37′31″N 1°57′50″W / 52.6253°N 1.9639°W / 52.6253; -1.9639Coordinates: 52°37′31″N 1°57′50″W / 52.6253°N 1.9639°W / 52.6253; -1.9639
Grid referenceSK025030
Operations
Original companySouth Staffordshire Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1849Opened[1]
18 January 1965Closed to passengers
10 August 1964Closed to goods
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

Pelsall railway station is a disused railway station in Pelsall, West Midlands that formerly was Walsall-Lichfield section of the South Staffordshire Line.

History[edit]

It was opened in 1849. It closed as part of the Beeching Axe in 1965.[1] 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).

The station also had a small single track leave after the station to serve the Atlas Brickworks and Leighswood Colliery until the 1930s when Leighswood Colliery closed but continued to serve Atlas Brickworks until 1964 when the small branch line closed.

The station closed in 1964 as part of the Beeching Cuts although the line that passed through the station remained open until 1984. It is preserved in case the railway line between Walsall and Lichfield reopens.[2]

Station site today[edit]

The trackbed through the former station site is now part of a footpath used by cyclists and dog walkers. In 2016, the bridge that carried the line to and from Walsall over Vicarage Road had a green fenced erected across both sides of the edges due to youths throwing stones and other rubbish at passing cars and people. Nothing remains of the station apart from parts of fencing on the Walsall platform and the former station masters house on Station Road to the immediate north.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Brownhills   South Staffordshire Railway
Later LNWR, then LMS, finally BR
South Staffs Line (1849-1965)
  Rushall

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pelsall Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.wmca.org.uk/media/1371/2016-06-01-mfg-summary-document_wmca.pdf