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The Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway
Opened in 1852 to serve the town of Brierley Hill. 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.
In 1858 a coupling broke on an excursion train at the station and the rear portion rolled back down the gradient from Round Oak railway station towards Brettell Lane where it collided with another train (which was actually part of the same excursion, the train already having been safely divided once due to its extreme length!) 14 passengers were killed and 50 more injured.
British Railways closed the station pre-Beeching in 1962 and plans for a freight use were abandoned at the same time. Goods trains continue to pass the site for a few hundreds yards northwards, to Round Oak Steel Terminal.
Original road facing entrance whichresearch has yet to identify its pisition in relation to today's topography
Southbound train entering the station under the remaining road bridge the footbridge is long gone like the rest of the station
The station site in 2015 mature tress now growing on the former platforms
2015 view of the alignment. The partially obscured blue building in the background being the Round Oak Steel site
Taken from the end of the southbound platform looking back through the station at the ramp up to the road. The building high on the road is today the pub.
By kind permission of Andy Doherty railaroundbirmingham
Although north of the road bridge this link takes interested viewers to a youtube video of the final shutting out of the signal box
2012 Will Jarman artists impression of how a new 'Waterside' station could look the other side of the road bridge directly underneath the call centre next to the Travel Lodge Motel