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Priestfield railway station was a junction station built by the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway in 1854. It was situated on the junction of the Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton Line and the London Paddington to Birkenhead via Birmingham Snow Hill. The station closed in 1972,[2] although mainline services were withdrawn by 1967, and only single railcars operated to Snow Hill, the OWW Line closing in 1962. It was the first station south of Wolverhampton Low Level. After the withdrawal of passenger services, the line remained open to goods trains until December 1982.[3]

Priestfield
Overgrown and derelict remains of Priestfield Station. 1978. - geograph.org.uk - 1584465.jpg
The derelict remains of the station in 1978
Location
PlacePriestfield
AreaWolverhampton
Coordinates52°34′14″N 2°05′47″W / 52.5705°N 2.0964°W / 52.5705; -2.0964Coordinates: 52°34′14″N 2°05′47″W / 52.5705°N 2.0964°W / 52.5705; -2.0964
Grid referenceSO935969
Operations
Original companyOxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms4
History
5 July 1854Opened[1]
1962Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway closed to passengers.
4 March 1972Snow Hill - Low Level Line closed to passengers.
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
Wolverhampton bound tram at site of the former Priestfield railway Station

Today, Priestfield refers to the Midland Metro stop a short distance away from the station's original position. The tram line opened on 31 May 1999, restoring the use of the line after more than 16 years in disuse and to serve the Snow Hill-Low Level Line while the Dudley-Wolverhampton Line has been since built on and redeveloped.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Wolverhampton Low Level   Great Western Railway
Birmingham-Wolverhampton (1854-1972)
  Bilston Central
  Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Later Great Western Railway, then British Rail
Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton (1852-1962)
  Bilston West

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Station Name: Priestfield". Disused Stations. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Priestfield Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Class 20's at Bilston Central Dec 1982". Flickr. Retrieved 30 March 2017.

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