BRIRELEY HILL

THE RAILWAY REINSTATEMENT ASSOCIATION

From the same point looking up Brackleymore Road at the top of the cul-de-sac is an alleyway through to Pensnett Bridge

The other side of the bridge can be found the former station entrance now fenced off

The Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway

Brierley Hill

 

Opened in 1858. British Rail closed the station pre-Beeching in 1962. 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.

 

The station's pedestrian entrance from Station Road is still in existence, though it has long been blocked off by a fence.

 

Today, Goods trains still use the track where the station once stood, on their way to the nearby Round Oak Steel Terminal.

 

1953 OS map showing the extent of the sidings at the time, the Wombourne frieght line diverging and the site of Brierley Hill Station not far north of the yard, making it very close to Brettell Lane

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Looking through the bridge and up Station Road Brierley Hill. The station was to the south of the bridge left as we look at it in this picture

 

Site of the station today, just south of the Station Road bridge, left in this 2016 picture

Modern OS style map showing the position of the former station in the context of the considerable increase in housing in the locality that would all benefit from a reinstatement of passenger services

Taken from the other end of the opposite platform we see a passenger train heading south

 

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