Penkridge railway station

Penkridge railway station

Penkridge railway station is a station serving the town of Penkridge in Staffordshire, England.

It is situated on the Birmingham branch of the West Coast Main Line. To the north, the line continues towards Stafford. To the south, the line continues towards the city of Wolverhampton. The station is operated by London Midland, who run all of its train services.

History

The original station was built by the Grand Junction Railway. Baron Hatherton allowed to trains run across his land on the condition that two trains a day stopped at Penkridge. When closure of the station was proposed in 1962, the incumbent Baron Hatherton threatened to withdraw the right to cross his land if the station was closed.

References

Lewis, Roy (1996). Staffordshire Railway Stations on old picture postcards (reprinted 2002). Nottingham: Reflections of a Bygone Age. ISBN 1-900138-05-0

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