Harts Hill railway station

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Harts Hill
Site of Harts Hill station site, abandoned but will serve as a junction for the metro extension and freight traffic..jpg
Site of Harts Hill station site, abandoned but will serve as a junction for the metro extension and freight traffic
Location
PlaceWoodside
AreaDudley
Coordinates52°29′41″N 2°06′22″W / 52.4947°N 2.1061°W / 52.4947; -2.1061Coordinates: 52°29′41″N 2°06′22″W / 52.4947°N 2.1061°W / 52.4947; -2.1061
Grid referenceSO928885
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1895Opened[1]
1916Closed[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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Harts Hill railway station was a station on the Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton Line. It was opened in 1895 by a GWR keen to invest in what was perceived to be the lucrative passenger area of the Black Country, and it was intended to serve the communities between Brierley Hill and Dudley. It closed, like many passenger stations, in 1916 due to the First World War, but was consequently never reopened when the passengers failed to materialise. Two railways/routes served the station - originally the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway and the South Staffordshire Railway, which later became the Great Western Railway and London, Midland and Scottish Railway (through amalgamation of the London and North Western Railway) respectively.

There are no remaining signs of the station, and the road from which it was accessed has long since been widened to create a dual carriageway.

It is proposed to be reopened with a Midland Metro extension which will divert from the line at this point and run through Merry Hill Shopping Centre before and join on to Dudley and then Wednesbury while heavy rail would continue onto Round Oak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harts Hill Station". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
Preceding stationDisused railwaysFollowing station
Blowers Green Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Later Great Western Railway, then British Rail
Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton (1852-1962)
 Round Oak
Blowers Green South Staffordshire Railway
Later LNWR, then LMS, finally BR
South Staffs Line Dudley-Stourbridge Junction section (1852-1962)
 Round Oak