Winson Green railway station

Winson Green railway station was a railway station in Birmingham, England, built by the London and North Western Railway on their Stour Valley Line in 1876.[1] It served the Winson Green area of Birmingham.

Winson Green
Location
PlaceWinson Green
AreaBirmingham
Coordinates52°29′20″N 1°56′14″W / 52.4890°N 1.9371°W / 52.4890; -1.9371Coordinates: 52°29′20″N 1°56′14″W / 52.4890°N 1.9371°W / 52.4890; -1.9371
Grid referenceSP043879
Operations
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1 November 1876Opened[1]
26 August 1957Closed[1]
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

Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham, discussing railway accidents in the city, notes that:

Mr. Pipkins, Stationmaster at Winson Green, was killed Jan. 2. 1877.

but does not elaborate as to the circumstances.[2]


The station closed in 1957,[3] although the Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line loop from the West Coast Main Line still runs through the site of the station today.

There is some evidence of the station on the ground today, as the two tracks running currently through the site of the station split at the location of an island platform.

The station was not the only one to bear the name. Following the closure of Winson Green station, the nearby Soho and Winson Green station was renamed Winson Green in 1965. However it too was closed in 1972.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Soho   London and North Western Railway
Stour Valley Line
  Monument Lane

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Winson Green Station". Warwickshire Railways. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham. Cornish Brothers. 1885. p. 5.
  3. ^ "Winson Green Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 1 April 2017.

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