SP0681 : Hazelwell Station, near Kings Heath, Birmingham

taken 39 years ago, near to King's Heath, Birmingham, Great Britain

Hazelwell Station, near Kings Heath, Birmingham
Hazelwell Station, near Kings Heath, Birmingham
During early days of Birmingham's Cross-city rail service, many trains from Longbridge would go directly from Kings Norton to New Street via the freight line through Kings Heath. This enabled additional rolling stock to reach Birmingham without stacking up through Bournville and University.

The benefit to us railway photographers were rare views of former passenger stations on this ex-Midland Railway route. Hazelwell Station, closed in 1941, the southern platform and buildings are in this photo, was accessed from Cartland Road, situated between Kings Heath and Kings Norton. These buildings have since been dismantled.

The good news is the line is hoped to be reopened in future to passengers, when funding arrives for a new loop line to take trains to Bordesley and Moor Street instead of through St Andrews junction to New Street.
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Date Taken
August 1979   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 December, 2009
Railway station (closed)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 064 813 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.8219N 1:54.4379W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 063 813
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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