Swan Village railway station

Swan Village railway station was a station on the Great Western Railway's London Paddington to Birkenhead via Birmingham Snow Hill line. It was opened in 1854.[1] It was the junction station where the Dudley Branch of the line diverged from the main line. Its location is distinguished by the angled supports for the road bridge at the former station site.

Swan Village
The site of the station in 2017
General information
LocationSwan Village, Sandwell
Coordinates52°31′42″N 2°00′36″W / 52.5284°N 2.0101°W / 52.5284; -2.0101
Grid referenceSO994922
Other information
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
Swan Village former station site, now part of the Midland Metro

The station was rebuilt between 1959 and 1961 to the designs of the British Rail Western Region architect Ray Moorcroft.[2]

The Dudley branch closed in 1964 as part of the Beeching Axe, but Swan Village remained open until 1972 and the closure of the main line.[1] A level crossing was situated at one end of the station, and Black Lake tram stop on the Midland Metro route is situated on the other side of this crossing.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Wednesbury Central   Great Western Railway
Birmingham-Wolverhampton (1854–1972)
  West Bromwich
Great Bridge South   Great Western Railway
Birmingham-Wolverhampton Dudley Branch (1854–1964)

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Swan Village Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  2. ^ Lawrence, David (2018). British Rail Architecture 1948-97. Crecy Publishing Ltd. p. 64. ISBN 9780860936855.