Smethwick West Railway Station, Oldbury Road, Smethwick
- Reference Number: PHS/2582
- PreviousNumbers: 15384
- PreviousNumbers: P 3809
- Date: 18 Sep 1960
- Level: Item
- Extent: 1 item
- History Note: Smethwick West station opened in 1867 as 'Smethwick Junction' under the Great Western Railway on the line between Stourbridge Junction and Smethwick Junction itself where the line split between a branch linking with the London North Western Railway's New Street to Wolverhampton High Level line and the continuation of Great Western Railway rails to mainline between Snow Hill and Wolverhampton Low Level. The station was to close in 1995 with the opening of the prestige Smethwick Galton Bridge station but an administrative blunder meant that the correct legal procedure for station closures was not followed thus the station had to remain open for a further year. However, in terms of service the station closed effectively in 1995 as for the last year only one train each way ran per week to satisfy the 'not closed' criteria.
- Description: A sepia photograph of the railtrack leading to Smethwick West station and signal box
- Terms:Railway stations
- Terms:Signal Boxes
- Access Status: Open
- Contact: Sandwell Archives, Sandwell Community History and Archives Service
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