Handsworth and Smethwick railway station


Handsworth and Smethwick railway station

Handsworth & Smethwick was an intermediate station on the GWR line from Birmingham Snow Hill station to Wolverhampton Low Level. It was opened in 1854.

The station's architecture was reminiscent of that of other stations and was almost exactly the same as Wednesbury and West Bromwich stations.

Closure of the line due to a decline in funding resulted in the closure of the station in 1972 and much of the site was demolished. In 1999, Handsworth, Booth Street was opened on the site of the station, as part of the Midland Metro line.

References

* [http://www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk/Stations/handsworth.php Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Handsworth and Smethwick railway station]


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