Stafford Road (closed 1852) railway station

Stafford Road railway station served the city of Wolverhampton, England from 1850 to 1852 on the Wolverhampton-Shrewsbury line.

Stafford Road
LocationWolverhampton, West Midlands
England
Coordinates52°36′06″N 2°07′56″W / 52.6018°N 2.1321°W / 52.6018; -2.1321Coordinates: 52°36′06″N 2°07′56″W / 52.6018°N 2.1321°W / 52.6018; -2.1321
Grid referenceSJ911004
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyShrewsbury and Birmingham Railway
Key dates
October 1850 (1850-10)Opened
July 1852 (1852-07)Closed

HistoryEdit

The station opened in October 1850 by the Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway. The station was situated to the west of Stafford Road at Stafford Road Junction. The station was served by six trains in both directions between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury. On Sunday there were two trains in each direction. When a permanent station opened at Wolverhampton on 24 October 1852, it was a short distance from Stafford Road station and it proved to be unprofitable so it closed completely in July 1852.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Disused Stations: Stafford Road". Disused Stations. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  2. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 463. OCLC 931112387.

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Codsall   Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway
Wolverhampton-Shrewsbury line
  Bilbrook