- Round Oak Steel Terminal
Round Oak Steel Terminal is a railway freight terminal dealing in
steelin Brierley Hill, West Midlands, England.
The terminal was opened on
21 August 1986and is situated on the former Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton Linenorth of Stourbridge Junction. The line north of Stourbridge and south of Blowers Green railway stationwas closed pre-Beeching in 1962except for freight traffic, and trains run to Round Oak and nearby Moor Street Goods.
The terminal consists of sidings adjacent to factories. Just after the terminal, the railway line ceases to be in use at the Highgate Road overbridge, Harts Hill. The line beyond here was closed in
1993and most of the track between there and the Blower's Green overbridge (approximately one mile away) has been removed, though the line is set to re-open by 2012as the second phase of the Midland Metro. There will also be a single line for goods trains, which will re-open the line to Walsall-bound traffic for the first time in nearly 20 years.
The terminal is photographed below in the early
Trains arrive at the terminal from Llanwern Steel Works and Margam. They are generally hauled by Class 60s, although the general replacement of this locomotive with Class 66 locomotives has meant the latter now appears just as often.
There are seven services operating from the Terminal on all weekdays except Friday, where just four operate.
There are no booked trains on a Saturday, but three trains operate on a Sunday.
Additionally, a trial scrap train ran from the Terminal to Cardiff Tidal on the 14th and 15th February 2007. This now runs when required, on Fridays.
Stourbridge Junction railway station
South Staffordshire Line
* [http://www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk/Stations/harts_hill.php] Showing the "end of the line"
* [http://www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk/Stations/round_oak.php] Showing the terminal
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