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The Former Great Western Wolverhampton Low Level Station.

Wolverhampton Low Level Station.

The Former Great Western Railway Wolverhampton Low Level Station.

New uses, but plenty of evidence of past glories remain.

This was the Great Western Railway’s station in Wolverhampton. Once a key part of an extended network, after nationalisation it gradually lost its services to its former Midland Railway competitor, the final blow coming when the line to Birmingham Snow Hill was closed in 1972, although it survived for parcels services until 12 June 1981. The main building of the former Wolverhampton Low Level Station, along with the retaining wall, was Grade II listed on 12 March 1986. Ironically, Snow Hill reopened in 1987, just 15 years after closure to serve the Kidderminster services and re-establish a service to London. However, this now terminates at Marylebone rather than Paddington. Most of the Wolverhampton route reopened in 1999 but as a tram/Metro line. However, this leaves the original route on the approaches to both ends to take to the streets.

  • Taken: 31 Mar 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/80 sec
  • ISO 100

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