Aldridge railway station

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Aldridge
Aldridge station, with Society Special train, 1951 (geograph 5039140).jpg
Aldridge station, 1951
Location
PlaceAldridge
AreaWalsall
Coordinates52°36′07″N 1°55′16″W / 52.6020°N 1.9212°W / 52.6020; -1.9212Coordinates: 52°36′07″N 1°55′16″W / 52.6020°N 1.9212°W / 52.6020; -1.9212
Grid referenceSK053005
Operations
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Platforms2
History
1 July 1879Station Opened
18 January 1965Station 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

Aldridge railway station was a station on the Midland Railway in England. It was opened in 1879 and closed in 1965, although the track through the station is still in use for freight.

The Association of Train Operating Companies included the station in a list of proposed station re-openings.[1] As of January 2013, the closest railway station to Aldridge is Blake Street in the nearby Birmingham suburb of Four Oaks.

In December 2018, it was reported that West Midlands Mayor Andy Street had said a feasibility study had revealed that reopening the station with a new single platform was a possibility[2].

History[edit]

Opened by the Midland Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station was then closed by the British Railways Board.

The Site Today[edit]

Freight trains still pass the site on the Sutton Park Line.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Streetly
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway
Sutton Park Line
  Walsall
Line closed, station open
  Midland Railway
Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway
  North Walsall
Line and station closed
Terminus   Midland Railway
Aldridge to Brownhills Branch
  Walsall Wood
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC NEWS - England - Operators call for new rail lines". BBC News. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009.
  2. ^ BBC News report, "Railway station plans on track", published 3 December 2018