Wednesbury Great Western Street tram stop


Wednesbury Great Western Street is a tram stop in Wednesbury, Sandwell, England It was opened on 31 May 1999 and is situated on Midland Metro Line 1 The stop is next to the Midland Metro tram depot

The stop and depot are on the site of the old Wednesbury Central railway station, which closed in 1972, though the section of railway on which the tram stop currently stands remained open to goods trains until 1992citation needed

The stop is overlooked by a statue of Sleipnir, Odin's mythical eight-legged horse, by Steve Field, commissioned by Altram, the company that built the metro2

Sleipnir by Steve Field

Contents

  • 1 Services
  • 2 South Staffordshire Line
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Servicesedit

Mondays to Saturdays, Midland Metro services in each direction between Birmingham and Wolverhampton run at six to eight-minute intervals during the day, and at fifteen-minute intervals during the evenings and on Sundays3

South Staffordshire Lineedit

The South Staffordshire Line which is currently closed, is crossed over by the Midland Metro

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "2016 West Midlands Travel Trends Covering Report" PDF West Midlands Combined Authority p 39 Retrieved 23 January 2017 
  2. ^ "'SILLY' STATUE SPARKS ROW; Horse sculptor defends work" Birmingham Evening Mail 1998-07-08 – via HighBeam Subscription required help 
  3. ^ "Midland Metro timetable" Network West Midlands Retrieved 14 December 2015 

External linksedit

  • Article on this Metro stop from Rail Around Birmingham & the West Midlands
  • Article on this stop from Thetrams
Preceding station   Midland Metro   Following station
Wednesbury Parkway   Line 1   Black Lake

Coordinates: 52°32′56″N 2°01′32″W / 5254892°N 202563°W / 5254892; -202563




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