Kings Heath railway station

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Kings Heath
Kings heath.jpg
Kings Heath Station in 1956 Looking towards Birmingham City Centre
Location
PlaceKings Heath
AreaBirmingham
Coordinates52°26′18″N 1°53′43″W / 52.4383°N 1.8952°W / 52.4383; -1.8952Coordinates: 52°26′18″N 1°53′43″W / 52.4383°N 1.8952°W / 52.4383; -1.8952
Grid referenceSP072822
Operations
Original companyBirmingham and Gloucester Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1840Opened
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

Kings Heath railway station was a railway station in Kings Heath, Birmingham, England.

History[edit]

The station was built on the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway's Camp Hill Line, and operated between 1840 and 1941. On opening, it was known as Moseley Station. On the opening of Moseley station in 1867, the station was renamed. The station finally closed to passengers in 1941 due to the Second World War,[1] although it was used for freight into the 1960s. It was demolished at some point thereafter.[2]

Future[edit]

Proposals have been made to re-open the station, along with others on the Camp Hill Line, for passenger use.[3][4]

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.[5]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Hazelwell   Midland Railway
Camp Hill Line
  Moseley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings Heath Station". Rail Around Birmingham. 2004. Retrieved 8 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Kings Heath Station". Rail Around Birmingham & the West Midlands.
  3. ^ "Rail Development Strategy" (PDF). West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Rail passenger lines considered". BBC News. 19 August 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Birmingham railway station project receives £15m funding". BBC. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.